Die Anti-DRM-Kampagnenplattform Defective by Design aus dem Umfeld der Free Software Foundation hat eine Petition gegen die restriktiven DRM-Fesseln im Kindle von Amazon gestartet:
We believe in the freedom to read
We believe in a way of life based on the free exchange of ideas, in which books have and will continue to play a central role. Devices like Amazon’s are trying to determine how people will interact with books, but Amazon’s use of DRM to control and monitor users and their books constitutes a clear threat to the free exchange of ideas. That is why we readers, authors, publishers, and librarians demand that Amazon remove all DRM, including any ability to control or access the user’s library, from the Kindle. Amazon’s assurances that it will refrain from the worst abuses of this power do not address the problem. Amazon should not have this power in the first place. Until they give it up they will be tempted to use it, or they could be forced to by governments or narrow private interests. Whatever Amazon’s reasons for imposing this control may be, they are not as important as the public’s freedom to use books without interference or supervision.
Zu den Erstunterzeichnern gehören u.a. Lawrence Lessig, Richard Stallmann und Clay Shirky. Bei ars technica gibt es einen ausführlichen Artikel zur Aktion: New petition demands an end to Kindle DRM, faces long odds.
Big Brother is watching you, and the Free Software Foundation wants the surveillance to stop. They are demanding an end to DRM on Amazon’s popular e-book reader, the Kindle.