FSF Targets Apple Stores in Anti-DRM Protests

The Free Software Foundation is wading ever more deeply into the controversial waters of digital rights management, with members of its DefectiveByDesign.org campaign set to descend on flagship Apple stores in New York and London on Oct. 3 to protest the company's embrace of that technology.

"As consumer frustration grows over the DRM technology imposed by Apple through its popular iPod and iTunes store, 10,000 technologists are preparing to take direct action to raise public awareness of the larger threats posed by DRM, with more than 200 'actions' planned across the globe on Tuesday, Oct. 3," FSF Executive Director Peter Brown said in a statement Oct. 2.