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Books

epubbuy is one of the biggest stores for DRM-free German ebooks formatted in epub, offering more than 10.000 titles. Launched by Michael Volz, aka author of firefox plugin epubreader (which, not by coincidence, only works with DRM-free titles ;-) http://epubbuy.com --Awarner 08:22, 8 August 2013 (EDT)

bibebook.com offers thousands of drm free, and free, Epub ebooks, mostly in the public domain in French language.

http://www.bibebook.com

YMAA is a martial arts publisher that lets you buy (watermarked) drm-free pdf files: http://www.ymaa-store.com/ --Trevorld 17:59, 12 July 2013 (EDT)

Dragon Door is a health and fitness publisher that lets you buy drm-free pdf files: http://www.dragondoor.com/shop-by-department/digital-books/ --Trevorld 17:59, 12 July 2013 (EDT)

Robot Trading Company [run by publisher Angry Robot] sells drm-free ePub fantasy/SF books from a variety of publishers: http://www.robottradingcompany.com/ --Trevorld 17:59, 12 July 2013 (EDT)

Dragonmount is an online bookstore that sells drm-free ePub fantasy/SF from publisher Tor. A more consumer friendly store front than Tor's usual partners like Amazon or Apple if you want to download a book using Firefox on a Linux machine... http://www.dragonmount.com/store/ --Trevorld 17:59, 12 July 2013 (EDT)

I would like to have my DRM Free self publishing imprint (listing below) added to the Guide to DRM-Free Living: Literature in the subsection Individual Authors and Books:
Libreleft Books publishes Laurel L. Russwurm's mystery novels.Laurel 14:54, 31 July 2013 (EDT)Laurel

They only sell a few books at a time, but StoryBundle offers collections of DRM-free eBooks. You pay what you want for the set (usually 6-8 books, but it varies by the bundle), and if you pay over a set amount (usually around $10), you get 2-3 additional eBooks (again, varies by bundle). Their bundles are only available for a limited time, and they typically only sell one bundle each month (but not necessarily for the whole month), but I've found some high-quality books. You can choose to have 10% of your purchase go to one of two charities, and you can even determine how much of your purchase price goes to the authors and how much goes to the site. Corfy 14:43, 12 August 2013 (EDT)

Leanpub is a DRM-free self-publishing platform that allows readers to purchase early drafts of books for a lower price. As the book approaches completion, the price climbs, but early purchasers get all subsequent updates for free (since they've already paid). This allows for very early feedback on drafts and an excellent experience for both authors and readers. https://leanpub.com/

Media players, Music

Movies

Video Games

Graphic Novels

Computers and Laptops

Smart Phones and Tablets

Although Android is often labeled as free software, current devices include non-free drivers and software that implement many restrictions making such devices essentially non-free.

However, several devices can use alternative firwmare (also referred to as "ROM") like CyanogenMod which combined with the following simple advice brings as much control as you can have today on such devices:

Current source code for CyanogenMod can be used to build such ROMs for Nexus S, with other devices coming up. The Replicant project also aims to have a 100% free implementation of Android, watch its site for compatible devices.

Also note that many of the companies selling Android devices, have a software patents agreement with Microsoft, which makes that every sale of those devices will give a small ammount of money to Microsoft. Here's a list of those companies:

Companies known to be paying to Microsoft under this agreement:

Companies known to NOT be paying for to Microsoft for those patents:

Unsorted ideas


"Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative (tentative name) is a collaboration of Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba to license and promote HD (high-definition)-capable security for SD Cards and embedded memory for use in advanced consumer applications such as tablets and smartphones."

http://nextgenerationsecurememory.com/

Not DRM in terms of the website, but the technology uses DRM, just as SD and SDHC and SDXC have before it. --Broam 13:41, 9 March 2012 (EST)



- Amazon's DRM-free offers are still limited to the US, and so is Rhapsody.

- The iTunes Music Store is not available on free operating systems and therefore not an option for me as a GNU/Linux user. Apple could simply open an iTunes WEB shop, and their music would be available on all platforms.

- Napster is available (at least the mobile edition), but it still has DRM here.

- The big Swiss download stores - e.g. exlibris.ch, i-m.ch, weltbild-downloads.ch - all have WMA-DRM. Actually none of them is very popular: I think most people use iTunes.

- eMusic appears to be available globally, so that's probably the best option. Their range of songs is somewhat limited, though.


Can we have a black list of dvd devices that are locked to a region and can not be unlocked. I have just bought a Samsund SH855 and have been to by the company that its is a hardware lock. The ACCC here in Australia says to do so is in breach of the trade practices act but they get out of it as the ACCC says there are unlocked devices on the market meaning its my fault for buying a locked one with out asking.


Some Australian stores are now selling DRM-free MP3 files:

- BigPond Music (http://bigpondmusic.com) - Only available to residents of Australia. --Broam 18:41, 7 March 2012 (EST)
- Sony BMG's bandit.fm (http://bandit.fm) - requires Flash, will not let you proceed without it. --Broam 18:41, 7 March 2012 (EST)
- EMI's Musichead MP3 (http://musicheadmp3.com.au). - reported as not available --Broam 18:41, 7 March 2012 (EST)

This is a nice list of DRM Free book publishers published by Liza Daly, http://blog.threepress.org/2009/11/10/list-of-drm-free-publishers/ -- she also links to other lists.


Does FreeView have DRM?

Notes: Not sure which FreeView. --Broam 13:41, 9 March 2012 (EST)


Just thought I would point out a very DRM infested company called Qtrax.com or music.qtrax.com.

This company wants to give out free DRM infested music and is available in 13 countries as of now.

Notes: with discussion with mattl, seems to be Windows only. The TOU is pretty onerous. Have not tested, need a nice throwaway email account first. --Broam 13:41, 9 March 2012 (EST)


PBS is not something that is easy for free software users to watch. This movie, from their front page, seems to require flash and does not work with Debian Squeeze

Notes: What movie? --Broam 13:41, 9 March 2012 (EST)


Some companies sell FLAC music and music players.

http://www.archos.com/ offers FLAC Players(some devices do not support Vorbis) and DRM-free GNU/Linux tablets.

http://www.allflac.com/ is another Musicstore that sells lossless music.

These should be listed at DefectiveByDesign and/or PlayOgg.


I've been following the Defective By Design campaign since it launched. I get that Blu Ray should be boycotted because of its DRM. However, since the Blu Ray and PS3 boycott were first launched a lot has happened. The AACS DRM system has been hacked so we know its possible to do. However, because Blu Ray players require a broadband Internet connection for firmware updates and for the studios to track what we do with our players to prevent copying of films and the image constraint token to down sample video in Full HD for users with analog connections to at least 720P I can understand if there are still some concerns.

Now Blu Ray is evolving though to support 3D. None of the Blu Ray boycott websites cite anything wrong with Blu Ray 3D players, 3D TVs or Blu Ray 3D films. There are boycotts now over the PIPA & SOPA Internet Blacklist bills against all new media in any format however, I have to ask the PIPA/SOPA issues aside do the 3D Blu Ray flicks have a new DRM scheme for 3D versions worse than regular Blu Ray DRM? Does Blu Ray 3D have its own DRM?

I'd like to see an update about Blu Ray 3D and a pro/con analysis for Blu Ray 3D.

Notes: Since Blu-Ray already has DRM, it is safe to assume that Blu-Ray 3D has at least that much DRM, but we could try to find a study or two. --Broam 13:41, 9 March 2012 (EST)


O'Reilly offers ebooks in a wide variety of formats without DRM.

http://shop.oreilly.com/category/customer-service/ebooks.do


HDTracks offers high quality audio with no DRM

https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=staticpage&pagename=no_drm

Seems to require a non-Free Download Manager in Java, but I'm not sure this is the built-in Java Download Manager or a custom Download Manager. I am still investigating. --Broam 18:56, 7 March 2012 (EST)


Hi DBD folks, it's probably a good idea to add Project Gutenberg [0] and Archive.org [1] to your list of DRM-free EBook sources [2]. I don't believe any of their titles come with DRM, and I also believe that their titles are not distributed under non-free licenses (usually, if ever).

0: http://www.gutenberg.org/

1: http://archive.org/

2: http://www.defectivebydesign.org/guide/ebooks


smashwords.com

http://stophollywood.org/

http://freemusicarchive.org/

SimplyAudiobooks.com


BBC DRM?

Is this DRM?


> I don't understand "restrict access on a per-vendor basis".
> Can you flesh that out?

Here's how it works:

1. Approved vendors:

a) Create their own SSL/TLS "root CA", e.g. this is the X.509 name
> for the CA Apple are using for iPhone/iPad (with / as separators)

> /C=US/O=Apple Inc./OU=Apple iPhone/CN=<span class="plainlinks">[http://goo.gl/hmcSwB<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important; background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">harga apple iphone 6]</span> Device CA

b) Install on each device an SSL client certificate, signed with the
> root CA from a.

2. The approved vendor then gives the "root CA" to the BBC

3. The BBC configure the HTTPS server which serves the media files to
> only serve clients which can present a client certificate signed
> by "root CAs" from step 2.

> a) The approved devices get the file
> b) All other devices get an error

In short, they're using SSL/TLS client authentication to literally
authenticate clients - using private, vendor-specific root CAs to
ensure that only certain classes of approved devices can connect.

Further this also gives the BBC the ability to blacklist specific
devices (e.g. if there's evidence the client certificate has been
compromised).

Known classes of devices include:

- - Apple iPhone devices (iPhone/iPad)
- - Sony PS3
- - devices from "OREGAN Networks"
- IPTV software provider, built on GNU/Linux
- - devices from "ADB Global"
- a "Set Top Box" (STB) builder

So, yes, it's DRM in a way, but it's being done on a per-device
basis.

The interesting to note is that this is being done expressly to lock
out Free Software which existed to make use of an older interface to
iPlayer (the original HTTP/H.264 iPhone interface) - software such as
"get_iplayer" by "LinuxCentre". We know so from a range of public
statements from BBC executives, obliquely from documents released via
FOI requests, and from their actions.

The BBC are concerned that unapproved, 3rd party iPlayer clients -
and Free Software ones particularly - would allow users to easily
circumvent the conditions of use for their media. They consistently
have taken technical actions to block such Free Software. Previously
Free Software could find ways around, but this new SSL authentication
method will be next to impossible to get around technically..

I myself have no problem with honouring the BBCs conditions of use
for media. I do not even have a problem with my software, at least
per default, implementing their conditions (e.g. "delete received
files after X time").

I obviously have a huge problem with the BBC acting to block out Free
Software, except on certain controlled and approved devices, from
their public interface (particularly when I have little choice but to
pay the BBC TV licence). I find it especially galling the BBC can act
this way when it makes much use of Free Software internally to
deliver that public service!

I and others are of course also pursuing this matter via the relevant
UK regulatory authorities (i.e. the "OfCom" regulator, and the "BBC
Trust" which oversees the BBC), but to date they seem to favour the
BBC executives' position.

I thought this matter would be of interest to you. I hope I am not
wasting your time too much!

NB: The BBCs iPlayer interface based on Adobe Flash remains in place
for now. This new HTML/SSL-authentication interface is interesting
for how it uses completely open-standards, implemented by Free
Software, while still managing to restrict access.

List of DRM-free publishers

http://blog.threepress.org/2009/11/10/list-of-drm-free-publishers/ -- she also links to other lists.

We need to go through this list and pull out the ones that we don't already have, which are appropriate to list. I doubt, for example, that we should just list "O'Reilly" -- there needs to be a direct link to a DRM-free area in order to qualify for our list, and should not require any proprietary software in order to access.

Merge /holiday and /nobuyguide into a new guide

Intel Insider

We touched on this before. It seems like DRM, so we should say no Sandy Bridge CPUs.

Please also promote the live music archive at: http://archive.org/details/etree As well as http://bt.etree.org If this was my choice, I would explain to the people who go to your site about live music recordings and you may research this on your own at www.taperssection.com

I noticed you are missing podiobooks.com in your list. There are many many CC audiobooks on there, and no DRM.

Here is Baen's library: http://www.baenebooks.com/

OpenBooks

http://drmfree.calibre-ebook.com/

Smashwords http://smashwords.com

Podiobooks http://podiobooks.com

Weightless Books http://weightlessbooks.com/

Old Music Section

Naxos

A variety of contemporary and classical audio books, without DRM and in the MP3 format. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio audio guide ebooks Creative Commons

CreativeCommons provides a great alternative to DRM'd music. Also, it's a great resource for learning more about music licensing. They regularly publish interviews with everyone from DJ Spooky, to Ottmar Leibert, to John Buckman, CEO of Magnatune.com. Taxonomy upgrade extras: audio guide Nettwerk Records

Nettwerk, the influential Canadian record label home to such pop giants as Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, Barenaked Ladies and Dido, offers individual tracks and albums absolutely DRM-free. It's a great way to purchase directly from great artists who believe that DRM is bad for business and bad for fans. Taxonomy upgrade extras: audio guide Zunior.com

Zunior, "the little digital music store" offers full album downloads of a number of indie and alt-country darlings, including Neko Case and The Be Good Tanyas. Zunior takes a strong stand against DRM, believing that you should be able to play your music wherever you want. All songs available in DRM-free MP3 or CD-quality FLAC formats. Miss your album art? Album packages include PDF files of artwork and liner notes, so you go home happy. And at $8.88 per album, Zunior blows iTunes Music Store out of the water. Taxonomy upgrade extras: audio guide Bleep.com

Bleep.com is the highly successful online music store for UK darling Warp Records. If you're looking for electronic, dance and hip hop without all the DRM strings attached, visit bleep.com. Participating record labels include underground hip hop legends like Ninja Tune and Stones Throw records. All songs available as MP3s. Taxonomy upgrade extras: audio guide eMusic.com

eMusic.com is the 2nd most popular online music store (just behind iTunes) and the most popular DRM-free store, with all tracks available in MP3 format. That means you never have to worry about whether tracks downloaded from eMusic will play on your iPod, your Rio, or your Zen music player. They're guaranteed to play on any music player you own. With over 1,000,000 songs from over 3,800 record labels, and no DRM... eMusic looks pretty nice. Taxonomy upgrade extras: audio guide Music Magnatune

Magnatune founder and CEO John Buckman likes to say that his company provides "Internet music without the guilt," according to a recent interview at Creative Commons. We'd like to say, "Thank you, John," for selling music without the locks imposed by DRM.

Old movies

VideoLAN

VideoLAN is a DRM-free video player for Windows, Mac and Linux OSs, capable of DVD playback and streaming video. It even lets you skip over those annoying ads at the beginning of DVDs. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio video guide movies software Music Video Movies 4Flix.net

4Flix.net offers an online video store. For just $1.99 you can download classic films featuring John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and many more. These films are free of DRM and therefore will play on any video device, including the new Apple iPods.

Old 'policy' section (no idea what policy means)

CD baby

Sells CDs and DRM-free downloads of independent musicians. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio guide Music Naxos

A variety of contemporary and classical audio books, without DRM and in the MP3 format. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio audio guide ebooks Rhapsody

Experience DRM-Freedom: Rhapsody MP3s aren't restricted; that means; when you buy a song or album from Rhapsody you can do whatever you want with it. Put it on your iPod or any other MP3 player, play it on as many computers as you want, or burn it to a CD as many times as you want. Taxonomy upgrade extras: music guide Music Skreemr Skreemr is a search engine that indexes links to DRM-free downloads and audio streams on the web. Search results are a mix of both gratis downloads and streams and for-sale downloads through various online music vendors. They have a scoring system called AudioRank that attempts to put the best quality, most reliable files at the top of the list of search results. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio guide Jonathan Coulton Folk rock singer and songwriter, Jonathan Coulton, is selling his music (by album and by individual song) in lossless FLAC format, 192kbps MP3 format, as well as the MP3+G Karaoke format. All of the songs he has written are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC license. Taxonomy upgrade extras: guide Music band creative commons Jamendo

Jamendo is a DRM-free, community-driven site where artists can share music under Creative Commons licenses. As of April, 2008, there are over 8200 albums available from over 4800 artists. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio guide Music creative commons The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! Saul William's album, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!, can be purchased as a collection of MP3 files (encoded at either 192kbs or 320kbs), or in the lossless and free FLAC audio format. They state: "All files are 100% DRM Free." Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio guide Music band FLAC Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-V Trent Reznor and his band Nine Inch Nail have released a 36 track instrumental collection entitled Ghosts I-V under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. The first 9 tracks are available at no-cost as "high-quality, DRM-free MP3s, including the complete PDF." They note that MP3s were encoded using the free software program, LAME, at 320kbps. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio guide Music band creative commons Ryan Adams

The alternative country/rock-and-roll singer and songwriter, Ryan Adams is selling 10 of his albums as DRM-free, 256k MP3 downloads. Users have the option of purchasing individual tracks or "bundles" of an entire album. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio guide Music band Baen Baen sells DRM-free ebooks from an assortment of science fiction and fantasy publishers, including Baen Books, Del Rey, and Tor. They also offer a number of no-cost downloads in their "Free Library", and offer a weekly subscriptions service called "Webscriptions." Taxonomy upgrade extras: guide eBooks Amazon's DRM-free MP3 music downloads

This is a large collection of DRM-free music downloads in MP3 format. Although Amazon recommends to "Install the Amazon MP3 Downloader," we recommend against this, because it is proprietary software. You are able to purchase and download individual MP3 files of an entire album without the software, but you can not download an entire album in a single step. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio guide Music VideoLAN

VideoLAN is a DRM-free video player for Windows, Mac and Linux OSs, capable of DVD playback and streaming video. It even lets you skip over those annoying ads at the beginning of DVDs. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio video guide movies software Music Video Movies Miro Miro is a DRM-free platform for watching streaming internet video. They write: "We're developing the Miro internet TV platform so that watching internet video channels will be as easy as watching TV and broadcasting a channel will be open to everyone. Unlike traditional TV, everyone will have a voice." This project was formerly known as Democracy TV. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio video guide software Music Video Movies Software Resources 4Flix.net

4Flix.net offers an online video store. For just $1.99 you can download classic films featuring John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and many more. These films are free of DRM and therefore will play on any video device, including the new Apple iPods. Taxonomy upgrade extras: video guide movies Learn Out Loud

LearnOutLoud.com is an audio eBook store where users can purchase CDs or MP3 downloads of books, ranging from educational non-fiction to classic fiction like Herman Hesse's Siddhartha. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio guide ebook eBooks LibriVox

LibriVox is a wonderful archive of audio eBooks, completely free from DRM. Highlights include recordings of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, and Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland. Taxonomy upgrade extras: guide ebook eBooks TellTaleWeekly

TellTaleWeekly.org is a one-stop source for audio eBooks, including the work of Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, H.G. Wells and Edgar Allen Poe. Starting from $1, enjoy these beautiful readings of classic stories. What's more, every file is free of DRM and guaranteed to play on any music player you own. Accepts payments in PayPal or BitPass. Taxonomy upgrade extras: Audio guide ebook eBooks Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is the original purveyor of DRM-free eBooks. The project aims to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks that will be readable on any device you choose. When you obtain an eBook, you should not be locked into using one particular eBook reader. Instead, you should have the freedom to read that book on any device. All of the material available through Project Gutenberg is free of charge, including the complete works of William Shakespeare, Peter Pan, and the United States Declaration of Independence. Taxonomy upgrade extras: guide ebook eBooks Creative Commons

CreativeCommons provides a great alternative to DRM'd music. Also, it's a great resource for learning more about music licensing. They regularly publish interviews with everyone from DJ Spooky, to Ottmar Leibert, to John Buckman, CEO of Magnatune.com. Taxonomy upgrade extras: audio guide Nettwerk Records

Nettwerk, the influential Canadian record label home to such pop giants as Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, Barenaked Ladies and Dido, offers individual tracks and albums absolutely DRM-free. It's a great way to purchase directly from great artists who believe that DRM is bad for business and bad for fans. Taxonomy upgrade extras: audio guide Zunior.com

Zunior, "the little digital music store" offers full album downloads of a number of indie and alt-country darlings, including Neko Case and The Be Good Tanyas. Zunior takes a strong stand against DRM, believing that you should be able to play your music wherever you want. All songs available in DRM-free MP3 or CD-quality FLAC formats. Miss your album art? Album packages include PDF files of artwork and liner notes, so you go home happy. And at $8.88 per album, Zunior blows iTunes Music Store out of the water. Taxonomy upgrade extras: audio guide Bleep.com

Bleep.com is the highly successful online music store for UK darling Warp Records. If you're looking for electronic, dance and hip hop without all the DRM strings attached, visit bleep.com. Participating record labels include underground hip hop legends like Ninja Tune and Stones Throw records. All songs available as MP3s. Taxonomy upgrade extras: audio guide eMusic.com

eMusic.com is the 2nd most popular online music store (just behind iTunes) and the most popular DRM-free store, with all tracks available in MP3 format. That means you never have to worry about whether tracks downloaded from eMusic will play on your iPod, your Rio, or your Zen music player. They're guaranteed to play on any music player you own. With over 1,000,000 songs from over 3,800 record labels, and no DRM... eMusic looks pretty nice. Taxonomy upgrade extras: audio guide Music Magnatune

Magnatune founder and CEO John Buckman likes to say that his company provides "Internet music without the guilt," according to a recent interview at Creative Commons. We'd like to say, "Thank you, John," for selling music without the locks imposed by DRM. Taxonomy upgrade extras: audio guide

DLNA is DBD

https://gxben.wordpress.com/2008/08/24/why-do-i-hate-dlna-protocol-so-much/ and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dlna (paragraph 2)

Have a simple straight list of "companies who sell DRM products"

Some people, like me, want to boycott companies who promote DRM in any way. The task isn't always easy: it's hard to know if a certain DVD has DRM, or if buying laptop X I'll be giving money to those who will use it to restrict me. For this cases, a simple alphabetical ordered list of "companies to avoid" is important. DRM-PT (Portuguese anti-DRM campaign) has such a list at http://drm-pt.info/moin/FindDRM#head-1e3452198a634ec49661d3f160f473bd35640280 but this should really be an worldwide list maintained by something like Defective by Design. -- Marado 06:05, 21 June 2012 (EDT)

Sites and services with DRM. If a site has some DRM-free things, and some DRM things, we don't list it, especially as such services almost certainly require nonfree software, for example: iTunes.

Good old Games

Good Old Games (GOG.com) is a computer game sale and distribution service which advertises that none of the games sold through the service use DRM. However, all of the games offered are non-free software, which restricts your use of them. As such, we do not recommend using this service.


PNY movie promotional offer

HTTP://www1.movie-promo.com/PNY-US

This site is a tie-in offer with PNY storage products, such as USB Flash Drives and SD Cards. [HTTP://www1.movie-promo.com/PNY-US/FAQs According to the FAQ] the Voucher/Redemption Codes are packaged inside select PNY products. Also from the FAQs is this answer:

Unfortunately no, the DRM content is only supported by Windows Media Player (PC users) and the PNY Movie Player (Mac users).

We recommend you avoid this web site, and do not purchase PNY products that advertise this offer.

--Broam 13:48, 9 March 2012 (EST)


Bioware (Electronic Arts)

Bioware's game Dragon Age:Origins requires a DRM authorization check in order to play the single-player version of the game. When the DRM authorization servers are down (as they were in April 2011) users are completely incapable of playing the game they have purchased. We recommend not purchasing software from Bioware or Electronic Arts.

An article on Ars Technica goes into further detail.


Games with SecuROM http://reclaimyourgame.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=11

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