FSF Petitions Against iPad Use of DRM

Jan 29, 2010

The iPad presented in San Francisco by Apple chief Steve Jobs has enraged the Free Software Foundation (FSF). It seems Apple is increasingly compromising user freedom by imposing Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) on the tablet.

The FSF had organized a protest by the Defective by Design organization at the Yerba Buena Center rally around the iPad. FSF operations manager John Sullivan, who led the protest, said, "Our Defective by Design campaign has a successful history of targeting Apple over its DRM policies." The success of their campaign had already convinced Apple to drop their DRM policy on music at their iTunes store. Now the focus is on software, e-books and video.

Defective by Design has meanwhile put its petition against DRM for the iPad online, as a letter to Steve Jobs.

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