Sign the petition: iPad DRM is iBad for our freedoms

Today, Apple launched a computer that will never belong to its owner. Apple will use Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) to gain total veto power over the applications you use and the media you can view.

We’ve launched a petition calling out Apple’s new product for what it is: a frightening step backward for computing and for media distribution. Can you read it, sign it, and share with friends?

Sign the petition

Apple will be getting a ton of press for the launch today, press coverage that will likely ignore the fundamental social problems introduced by its DRM scheme. Help us spread this petition wherever folks are talking about the iPad.


Defective by Design’s John Sullivan is on the ground at the Apple event with a group of protesters, letting the public and journalists know about the “Restriction Zone” Apple is constructing around their products. We posted images from the event and will be adding more news throughout the day, check the DbD Live Blog at and help us circulate these images.

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  1. Mac’s in fashion iTablet will soon evolve after the over-hype time during it’s unveiling. The A4 chip and Apple’s potential to fix issues will begin to make the iTablet a success story in the time ahead.

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