The impact of DRM-Free music

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 14 2007 @ 09:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ZD Net investigates what the impact would be of DRM-free music. Here's a snip:
Personally. I don't think that issues surrounding DRM are as clear-cut as the media make out. I'm certain that the feeling here on ZDNet amongst the readers is that DRM is evil and should be eradicated. However, if you go to a wider audience I'm certain there is a real blind spot where it comes to DRM. To most people, the fact that they music is locked up or tied to a particular system isn't something that they are aware of. People with only one PC (and there are a lot of them out there) just don't see many of the problems that DRM introduce. They can play their music on their PC and move it to a portable device. I've come across a number of people who have lost DRM-protected music because of a system crash who believe that they did something wrong or that it's normal to lose everything when the system crashes.


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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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