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FCK DRM: GOG launches new initiative to promote DRM-free media

DRM (Digital Rights Management) is often used in games, movies, and other forms of media in order to deter piracy. However, pirates usually manage to crack even the toughest forms rather quickly, and older DRM solutions can even end up not working altogether on newer systems. To promote the lack of such systems, gaming storefront GOG has launched a new initiative called FCK DRM.

As some may know, GOG - which is owned by the CD Projekt group - has been a proponent of no-DRM media ever since its inception back in 2008 as Good Old Games. That said, even the company admits that the digital landscape has changed quite a bit in the last decade, and that other DRM-free solutions exist.

A short rundown of what can and can't be done with DRM vs DRM-free media

The website has been created to inform users about what DRM is, and what sources of DRM-free games, movies, and music there are. As such, non-profits like the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Defective by Design take center stage, as well as Bandcamp, 7Digital, and emusic for audio, Project Gutenberg and OpenLibra for books, Moving Image Archive plus Vimeo on Demand for videos, and of course GOG for games. This however is just a selection, and the company has provided an email address where DRM-free providers can get in contact to be featured on the site.

Links to the aforementioned services, as well as quotes from developers and further miscellaneous information can be found on the dedicated portal.

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