May 23, 2022

For DRM-Free Content, Look for the New FSF Logo

From Katherine Noyes at PC World:

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.”

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.