Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 19:20 UTC
Legal "DRM is a lie. When an agenda driven DRM infection peddler gets on a soapbox and blathers about how it is necessary to protect the BMW payments of a producer who leeches off the talented, rest assured, they are lying to you. DRM has absolutely nothing to do with protecting content, it is about protecting the wallets of major corporations. The funny thing is they aren't protecting it from you, they are protecting it from each other."
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by ZaNkY on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 19:36 UTC
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AMEN to that article ;)

However, I've never heard it like that, DRM used to "edge EACH OTHER" (companies).

Competition is a bigger motivator than I thought. Still DRM has NO business in people's computers. If you try to limit what I can and can't play, then you are probing into my rights as a human being. THAT IS BAD, and illegal in most cases may I point out ;)

Anyways, I don't buy music with DRM tech, so I'm covered.


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by dylansmrjones on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 19:50 in reply to "AMEN"
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Well, coupled with DMCA we have a violation of the Danish Constitution.

Like Sony's rootkit. Highly illegal in Denmark.

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by Ronald Vos on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 20:23 in reply to "RE: AMEN"
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Not just in Denmark.

Also note how Microsoft and Apple each use completely different versions of DRM. If their intent was to protect copyrighted material, they would've used the same standard.

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by Sphinx on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 22:21 in reply to "RE: AMEN"
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and really bad karma.

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by AppleFollower on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 22:22 in reply to "AMEN"
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Your rights as a human being? To listen to music? To watch videos? A little melodramatic are we?

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by steveftoth on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 22:34 in reply to "RE: AMEN"
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Not really melodramatic, especially considering that the pro-DRM camp uses the same style arguments for DRM.

Why should the record companies limit you to the way you want to listen to the music that you paid to listen to. Or watch the movies you paid for. If it's technically possibly to re-encode a DVD to play on your psp/iPod/mediaplayer2000x then why should they limit you unless it's only to line their pockets with money? Especially when it makes it harder for people to play their content?

DRM = Greed

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