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  • Create copy-and-paste text for people to post on Amazon and other DRM distributors' Twitter and Facebook accounts. Kxra 19:36, 20 June 2012 (EDT)
    • Seeing the same text over and over might reduce the effectiveness. Jself 11:21, 21 June 2012 (EDT)
  • Launch a joint fundraising campaign to donate to the FSF, EFF, Public Knowledge, and Creative Commons on behalf of ASCAP and NMPA in response to their letter opposing free culture. All that would be needed is a simple website which has one page explaining the issue, and another with links to these organizations to donate/join. This could also be done for ACTA. --Kxra 15:13, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
    • The issue is that these organizations actually share only very few points in common. Public Knowledge does not have the same position on copyright as FSF. EFF and Creative Commons both don't see free software as an issue. FSF, for the most, does not work for free culture (most of their non-programming material is not 'free')--OsamaK 15:43, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
      • The purpose is to build upon what they do have in common, to build bridges rather than burn them, and to unite on one issue that concerns all of them and a good amount of the general public-- enough to help bolter support for all organizations. We may not always be working together, but we are not working against each other. --Kxra
        • Sure, but what issue do they work on and have similar opinions? (Sorry, I don't know any). I'm not suggesting that they do or should work against each others, it's just that they have different views, that sometimes lead to different conclusions (maybe like free software and open source)--OsamaK 13:48, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
          • Like opposing ASCAP's letter or ACTA, as i mentioned. Kxra 18:38, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Draft an anti-DRM IT policy for schools, libraries, and other organizations, plus an action kit to help people advocate for the adoption of such a policy. Kxra 19:36, 20 June 2012 (EDT)
  • Draft a copy-and-pasteable email that readers can send to authors about non-DRM publishing options. Kxra 19:36, 20 June 2012 (EDT)
  • HDMI is getting omnipresent, which is bad: . While there are free software and hardware projects to create alternatives to everything that has DRM, I see no project or alternative to HDMI. This needs to change. -- Marado 06:07, 21 June 2012 (EDT)
  • Talk with Group:ACTA and coordinate: ACTA is bad for Free Software, but some of its problems are directly related with DRM issues. Materials (like flyers and so on) regarding ACTA should reference Defective by Design in some way. -- Marado 06:10, 21 June 2012 (EDT)
  • Create an extendible general DRM breaker with infos on Defective By Design. Sosolal 06:21, 26 April 2014 (EDT)

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