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SGX's deprecation has left a lot of users who'd like to play Blu-ray discs on their machines in the lurch, but its deprecation isn't the real problem. The real problem is and the media conglomerates who foist it on us. Read more: u.fsf.org/3i2

Today is . "Yarr!" from the FSF, and please remember that sharing unauthorized copies of any form of media with others is not the same as attacking ships on the high seas, etc. See gnu.org/philosophy/words-to-av for more info.

Next year's LibrePlanet is themed "Charting the Course" and the call for sessions has just been officially announced. Read more: u.fsf.org/3tw

SGX's deprecation has left a lot of users who'd like to play Blu-ray discs on their machines in the lurch, but its deprecation isn't the real problem. The real problem is and the media conglomerates who foist it on us. Read more: u.fsf.org/3i2

Found any DRM-free media you'd like to share? Let us know in a response to this message, and while you're at it, check out the Guide to DRM-free Living for our current suggestions. Don't fall for scams like . defectivebydesign.org/guide

"Deals" on Kindles may seem attractive, but don't forget Amazon is one of the most devoted peddlers of DRM. We prefer books we can loan to our friends, free of restriction and prying eyes.

Deals on Kindles may seem attractive, but don't forget Amazon is one of the most devoted peddlers of DRM. We prefer books we can loan to our friends, free of restriction and prying eyes.

Don't give into Amazon on : whatever price they're putting they're DRM'd devices and services at, it isn't worth surrendering your freedom to get. Use our DRM-Free Living guide instead: defectivebydesign.org/guide

Did you hear? We are extending and stretching our goal! We are challenging ourselves in this important fight for , , and to by stretching the goal to $70k. If you haven't yet, there is still time to participate. Read more: u.fsf.org/3ml

Putting an end to DRM helps us achieve freedom on our devices (and avoid e-waste). This is what @fsf has been fighting for! If you are able, please donate before July 8 and help us reach our spring goal. Read more how you can help fight for : u.fsf.org/3m4

To truly have the right to collaborate, repair, and live more sustainably, we need freedom for computer users. This includes putting an end to DRM! If you are able, please donate before July 8 and help us reach our spring goal. Let's achieve and together!

[S]afeguarding repair will help people who rely on wheelchairs [... by] giving them time to fight for the deep structural changes the sector so desperately, obviously needs. Read more at u.fsf.org/3m5

Read about the injustices of in wheelchairs and what some are doing about it. Share the story with a friend to help their cause! u.fsf.org/3m5

Robin Bouldoc asks, “Why can’t the local bicycle shop change the flat tire on our wheelchair?” Read more at u.fsf.org/3m5 Article published by @eff

[T]he DRM in wheelchairs prevents wheelchair users and independent technicians from diagnosing routine problems with the chairs’ electronics. It also stops wheelchair users from making routine adjustments to their wheelchairs [...] Read more at u.fsf.org/3m5

"Skimming news reports, some optimists may think they’ll soon be able to send their existing Kobo, Apple, or Nook books to Kindles since those other brands use ePub. But in many cases will still get in the way..." Read the full article: u.fsf.org/3m1 from @Teleread

We've been hearing the news about Microsoft's persistent issues with Xbox server outages. The real persistent issue is that your console phones home to its overlord to ask if you can play a game in the first place.

For some reason, now and perhaps more than ever, we still feel the need to remind the public that "intellectual property" is a bogus concept, grouping multiple **completely unrelated** sets of laws. Please read u.fsf.org/3l7 and share the word!

The Defective by Design campaign noted years ago that is a "global but decidedly not grassroots event." That's because it serves big businesses whereas is grassroots!

"But think about the artists!" is a favorite refrain of enthusiasts (aka corporations.) Hear from one of our DBD guest writers about how totally cramped his style: u.fsf.org/1rx

Hey, organizers: If you really want to "innovate for a better future," stop slapping on media, then encourage the use of free culture licenses instead.

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