Ubuntu Demon\’s blog

August 23, 2006

The dangers of DRM for children

Filed under: Uncategorized — ubuntudemon @ 7:21 am

The Pig and the Box is about a pig who finds a magic box that can replicate anything you put into it. The pig becomes so protective of it, and so suspicious of anyone that wants to use it, that he makes people take their copied items home in special buckets that act as… well, they’re basically DRM. It’s like a fable, except the moral of the story is very modern in tone.

I made the book after hearing how the entertainment industry in Canada is keen on teaching young kids about how to “respect” copyright. That was a bit heavy-handed, I thought, and otherwise despicable. Preying on small kids, brainwashing them so they believe what you’re doing is honourable and good… Feh. So I wrote this book partly as a response to that venture, to counter-act the confused ideals that young’ns are being exposed to these days. Also, I wanted to write potty humour.

read more | digg it

download the book (pdf)

I discovered this here

A couple of (related) blog posts about drm 1 / 2 / 3 / 4



  1. […] Push the Third Button Twice est un carnet que j’ai dcouvert sur Planet Ubuntu (merci Ubuntu Demon). Vous y trouverez diffrents liens vers deux livres pour enfants (!) expliquant les aberrations du Digital Rights Management et des brevets, dans le contexte de loi canadienne. L’auteur a eu cette ide en constatant les efforts de l’industrie canadienne auprs de jeunes enfant pour les duquer sur l’importance de respecter la proprit intellectuelle. […]

    Pingback by Fabin Rodrguez » Deux livres pour enfants: expliquer les DRM et les abus sur les brevets — August 23, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

  2. Just returned from the 4th International Conference on GPLv3 (Bangalore).

    I realise how important freedom is, and evils of DRM.

    I like your book.

    Comment by Srinivasan.K — August 24, 2006 @ 3:19 pm

  3. I didn’t write the book. I just link to it because I like it :).

    Comment by ubuntudemon — August 24, 2006 @ 8:32 pm

  4. I DID write the book, and thanks very much! 🙂

    Comment by MCM — August 24, 2006 @ 10:04 pm

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