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Thursday, June 17, 2004

The straight goods on DRM

Cory Doctorow talks (via Boing Boing) to Microsoft Research about the problems with DRM (Digital Rights Management) and why DRM is bad for society, business, and artists.
The Short answer is :

  1. That DRM systems don't work
  2. That DRM systems are bad for society
  3. That DRM systems are bad for business
  4. That DRM systems are bad for artists
  5. That DRM is a bad business-move for MSFT
Cory explains each point in a easy to understand manner, with small words even a elective representative can follow. The straight goods in ~17 K. Let's see if Microsoft and others are listening....

Update : The straight goods on DRM, now print-centric and polished


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