Free Software Foundation introduces “DRM Free” logo

Author James Mash 23.8.2012. | 21:48

This new label from the Free Software Foundation aims to help buyers find media distributed without digital rights management restrictions.

fsf drm free logoPeople Often Have Trouble

“We’ve created this logo for suppliers to proudly advertise that their files all come unencumbered by restrictive technologies. 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.” – the group wrote in a blog post last week.

About DRM

DRM technologies attempt to give control to the seller of digital content or devices after it has been given to a consumer. For digital content this means preventing the consumer access, denying the user the ability to copy the content or converting it to other formats. For devices this means restricting the consumers on what hardware can be used with the device or what software can be run on it.

DRM | Wikipedia

 

Read more: For DRM-Free Content, Look for the New FSF Logo | PC World

Author James Mash 23.8.2012. | 21:48
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