[Blackpool] MFS Meeting. Tue, 18 Apr. Talk+Planning: "Digital Restrictions Management"

Michael Dorrington michael.dorrington at member.fsf.org
Tue Apr 11 17:06:07 UTC 2017

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* Event: Manchester Free Software's April Meeting

* Talk+Planning: Digital Restrictions Management
* Speaker: John Rooke

* Date: Tuesday, 18th April 2017 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for social)

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
  - http://madlab.org.uk/
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
  - Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48413/-2.23639

== Details ==

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software

Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For an explanation of what this is about see:

=== Talk+Planning ===

"A talk on some aspects of Digital Restrictions Management in
preparation for the 2017 Day Against DRM on Sunday 9th July. The meeting
will include a planning session to discuss possible actions on the day."

More information:

* https://www.defectivebydesign.org/dayagainstdrm
* http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/drm.html

If you have experience of encountering DRM with Free Software then
please consider giving a lightning talk at the meeting.

== Event Planning ==

MFS will have a stall at the "Heaven on Earth" festival on 22 April at
Halle Saint Peters in Ancoats.  The festival opens at midday and goes on
until 11pm.  After the Talk+Planning we will do final organising of what
we are doing on the day including who is helping out.

== After-meeting ==

The meeting will be followed by informal discussion and socialising in
the Terrace (which is next door to Madlab).  There are non-alcoholic
drinks available and there is no pressure to consume alcohol.

== Location ==

The meeting will take place at the usual venue of Madlab, details above.

== Transport ==

=== Parking ===

Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost
after 8pm on Tuesday so you will have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking.

There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>.  Most of those
parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>.

If you can’t decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale

=== Public Transport ===

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus station,
and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab,
see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab

Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far away either.

== More Information ==

Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet

MFS Chair.

FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

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