Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Curtains for DRM?

As I'm spending the evening wading through a PhD thesis on the dreadful wrongs of DRM, it seems mildly amusing to note in passing that where the shock troops of Creative Commons have failed, the market might just decide that DRM isn't a selling point anyway. The article makes the concise point (from the Wall St JOurnal) that pirate files get out via P2P or burned CDs anyway; so DRM doesn't stop illegal piracy, it just makes buying legal downloads more awkward - thereby alienating exactly the customers you most want to pander to.

Back to the battlefield..


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