MEDIA ADVISORY
This Advisory is available at  http://defectivebydesign.org/node/93


WHAT: Apple iPod and iTunes flash mob in six cities

WHO: Hundreds of Technologists in HazMat suits will descend upon Apple
Stores throughout the USA, in flash mob actions warning consumers about
Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) found in Apple's iPod and iTunes.

The grassroots group DefectiveByDesign.org has caused controversy within
the on-line Community with their high profile events that have seen
Hazmat suit wearing protesters targeting high-tech companies for
distributing defective products containing DRM.

WHEN: Saturday, June 10th 11:00am (local time)

WHERE:
Apple Store New York: 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153
Apple Store Boston: 100 Cambridgeside Galleria, Cambridge, MA 02141
Apple Store Chicago: 679 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Apple Store Seattle: 4702 NE University Village Pl, Seattle, WA 98105
Apple Store San Fracisco: 1 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Secret Location to be released Thursday June 8

CONTACT: Gregory Heller, Media Coordinator gregory (at)
defectivebydesign.org 206-274-1543 / 646-705-1604

BACKGROUND:
Visit  http://www.DefectiveByDesign.org for more information

For more on recent DRM news:
Business Week reports: "The DRM war on consumers"
 http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/may2006/tc20060526_680075.htm?campaign_id=search
The Register reports: "UK government calls for DRM warning labels"
 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/06/05/apig_report_ready/
Arts Technica reports: "DRM will lock businesses to Microsoft"
 http://arstechnica.com/journals/microsoft.ars/2006/6/5/4223
Newsforge reports: "launch of anti-DRM group DefectiveBDesign.org"
 http://entertainment.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/05/23/2219219&tid=152&tid=147&tid=5

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Gregory Heller
 http://www.CivicActions.com
 http://www.GregoryHeller.com
AIM/SKYPE: GregoryHeller

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