[Discussioni] Fwd: Show them the world is watching. Stop DRM in HTML.

Francesco Potortì pot a potorti.it
Mer 9 Mar 2016 08:38:12 CET

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Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:35:10 -0500
From: "DefectiveByDesign.org" <info a defectivebydesign.org>
Subject: Show them the world is watching. Stop DRM in HTML.
Reply-to: info a fsf.org

Dear Supporter,

(Join these activists and take your own photo at a W3C office near you.)

For years, Defective by Design and the anti-[DRM][1] movement have
been fighting media and proprietary software companies who want to
weave Digital Restrictions Management into the HTML standard that
undergirds the Web. Winning this is a top priority for us -- the DRM
proposal, known as EME (Encrypted Media Extensions), would make it
cheaper and more politically acceptable to impose restrictions on Web
users, opening the floodgates to a new wave of DRM throughout the

[1]: https://www.defectivebydesign.org/what_is_drm_digital_restrictions_management

The battle is coming to a head as EME approaches a final vote by the
Web's standardization organization, the World Wide Web Consortium
(W3C). We need to make our voices heard now -- the W3C is convening
March 20-22 and is scheduled to discuss the proposal. Two things you
can do:

**[1: Sign our petition to demand that the W3C reject the Encrypted
  Media Extensions proposal, and keep DRM out of Web standards.][2]**

[2]: https://my.fsf.org/civicrm/profile/create?gid=183&reset=1

**2: Pay a visit to a W3C office in your country, and take a protest selfie.**

The W3C has twenty global offices on every continent. If you live near
one of them, **you have a unique opportunity to make a difference in
this struggle**. Use your bike, feet, train or car to get to one and
take a photo of yourself with a sign protesting DRM in HTML (try our
[printable sign][3]). We have reliable advice that this will be very
influential to the W3C's leadership -- if they know the whole world is
watching them, it will be much harder for them to take this huge step
backward for the Web. Here's the full list of offices:

[3]: https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/dbd/no-drm-in-html/no-drm-in-html-sign.pdf

* Acton, Australia
* Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* São Paulo, Brazil
* Tampere, Finland
* Paris, France
* Berlin, Germany
* Heraklion, Greece
* Budapest, Hungary
* Pune, India
* Pisa, Italy
* Daejeon, Korea
* Rabat, Morocco
* Moscow, Russia
* Dakar-Fann, Senegal
* Pretoria, South Africa
* Asturias, Spain
* Kista, Sweden
* Oxford, United Kingdom
* Cambridge, United States
* Kanagawa, Japan

You can find the precise addresses of the offices (except the
[USA's][4] and [Japan's][5]) on [this W3C page][6].

[4]: https://www.w3.org/Consortium/contact-mit
[5]: https://www.w3.org/Consortium/contact-keio
[6]: https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Offices/staff

Please send your pictures to <campaigns a fsf.org> and, if you're on
[social media][7], post them with the hashtag #hollyweb. **To put
pressure on the W3C leading up to its big meeting, make sure to send
us your photos by Thursday, March 17th.**

[7]: https://www.fsf.org/share

We'll share your photos in an online gallery and on March 20th, we'll
incorporate them into a demonstration outside the central W3C office
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Yes, this is the second
day of the Free Software Foundation's [LibrePlanet][8] conference --
and serendipitously, the conference and W3C office are in the same
building!) If you'd like to preserve anonymity, we're happy to blur
your face.

[8]: https://www.libreplanet.org/conference

We're also seeking leaders to take it one step further and organize a
demonstration at any global W3C office this month. We'll provide
support with logistics, resources and promotion. Let us know at
<campaigns a fsf.org> if you'd like to work with us!

We have a real chance to win this fight. Many of the W3C's hundreds of
member organizations and staff members stand with us in opposition to
DRM in HTML. A few giant companies, like Microsoft, Netflix, and
Google, are driving the push to add DRM to the HTML standard --
because they're beholden to Hollywood and big media to lock down their
video streams. This comes down to a simple question, which has
repercussions beyond just DRM: **will we have a Web designed for big
media companies and Hollywood -- the Hollyweb -- or a Web that works
for the billions of people around the world that rely on it to
communicate, connect and organize?**

For more information about DRM in HTML, see the [coalition letter][9]
we co-signed with 26 other organizations arguing against the proposal,
the Electronic Frontier Foundation's [blog post on the subject][10],
and the [full text of the proposal itself][11].

[9]: https://www.defectivebydesign.org/sign-on-against-drm-in-html
[10]: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/03/defend-open-web-keep-drm-out-w3c-standards
[11]: https://w3c.github.io/encrypted-media/

Together, we **will** stop the Hollyweb!

Zak Rogoff  
Campaigns Manager

*Read online: <https://www.defectivebydesign.org/show-them-the-world-is-watching-stop-drm-in-html>.*

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