If you can't beat 'em, join 'em - DRM editorial

Posted on Saturday, Oct 28 2006 @ 05:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DVD Jon is now adding DRM instead of taking it away. Has he gone mad, or is this the next big step for your rights? We look at the history of DRM, your rights, and what can be (and is being) done about it.

"Most importantly, with standards a consumer would be able to choose the device that he or she wants to use. DRM wouldn't be one tenth the inconvenience if you could go buy any player, and be able to put any song on it that you legally purchased. Without all of the format wars, in-fighting and lawsuits, a consumer would be left with options - a solution that revolves around the convenience of the sucker with the dough."

Read on over at Bit Tech.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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