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Newsweek on DRM

Newsweek covers the mounting consumer concerns with DRM and the grassroots anti-DRM campaigns (hat tip – BoingBoing).

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  1. Russel McOrmond says:

    Recording industry still doesn’t unders
    The last paragraph is the most telling. In the VHS vs Betamax market shakedown it was simply two incompatible media formats. With DRM the entire purpose is to have copyright holders encode their content such that it is only accessible using “authorized” players — by definition, coming up with an interoperable standard isn’t possible as the purpose of the technology is to reduce interoperability.

    If music is accessible by all music players, then the DRM “doesn’t exist”.