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May 24, 2006 at 10:49 AM

Demonstrators in HazMat suits at WinHEC

Boing Boing is just a little off in reporting that demonstrators disrupted Bill Gates’ keynote Tuesday at Microsoft’s WinHEC conference at the convention center. There was no sign of a protest during Gates’ keynote; in fact, I don’t think most attendees even knew that this was going on.

It looks from the photos on this page that the demonstrators didn’t make it very far into the convention center.

According to Boing Boing, the group was related to the Free Software Foundation’s Defective by Design campaign, and it was up in arms about the digital rights management restrictions in Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Vista operating system.

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