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The drive by shooting called DRM

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Charlie Demerjian sagt es im Inquirer wie es ist, DRM is a complete lie:

Let’s look at the shattering success of every DRM solution to date. Every single one has failed. The score card is hundreds if not thousands against, zero for. Name me one song, movie or software title that is DRM infected that has not found it’s way to the net within a week of release, usually long before release. There are none. To protect content, DRM is an abject and total failure, and will continue to be.

It also hurts the user - there is no DRM infection that in any way benefits the consumer. It costs more to develop, costs to license, makes hardware more expensive and complex, and screws the user under legitimate uses. It has a negative value to the consumer.

So, it makes content less attractive, less playable, and is legally dubious, so why is the industry hell bent on infecting everything from your prophylactics to your computers?

Die Antowrt gibt es in dem vollen Artikel. Ein ganz klarer Lesebefehl!

(via: Isotopp)

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