For DRM-Free Content, Look for the New FSF Logo
There are plenty of reasons to object to the restrictive digital rights management (DRM) technologies so often applied to music, e-books, and other digital content, and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has made no bones about its strong opposition to the practice over the years.
“We’ve created this logo for suppliers to proudly advertise that their files all come unencumbered by restrictive technologies,” the group wrote in a blog post last week.
“People looking for e-books in places like Amazon often have trouble figuring out which e-books have DRM and which don’t because Amazon does not advertise that information,” it explained. “This label is a step toward solving that problem, making it easy for people who oppose DRM to find like-minded artists, authors, and publishers to support.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.