October 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
Boston and around the world
The Free Software Foundation(FSF), a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:


International Day Against DRM

From the Organizers:

Every year FSF's campaign Defective by Design Lab organizes the International Day Against DRM (IDAD) to mobilize protests, grassroots activism, and actions against the grave threat of DRM.

For IDAD 2019, we are calling on Pearson and similar companies to stop putting a lock on our learning, and demonstrate their alleged commitment to education by dropping DRM from their electronic textbooks and course materials. At the same time, it is our plan to show that a better world is possible by encouraging people to contribute to collaborative and DRM-free textbooks, and resist the stranglehold these publishers are putting on something as fundamental education. To help us, join the Defective by Design (DbD) coalition as we organize local and remote hackathons on free culture educational materials, and an in-person protest of Pearson Education.

Visit Free Software Foundation's event page at Defective by Design for more information.

Afternoon protest of textbook DRM:
When:
Saturday, October 12
12pm - 2pm

Where:
Pearson Education building
501 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

Evening hackathon on free culture textbooks:
When:
Saturday, October 12
5:00pm

Where:
Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin Street
Fifth Floor
Boston, MA 02110

This event is organized not by EFF, but by the Free Software Foundation —a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.