Thursday, July 30, 2009

DRM Reality Distortion

When I read this article, I was alternately laughing and screaming. I was laughing at some of the ridiculous comparisons of software (music or video in this case) to a physical product. I was screaming because of the insane statement that it is OK to take someone money and then later break the purchased product.

DRM on downloaded music has all but disappeared because that's what the consumer demanded. However, DRM is far from dead. And as long as enough people are willing tolerate DRM encumbered media, it will never die. At some point in the future, however, they will regret it. That is guaranteed.

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