DRM – what’s the point?

The industry calls DRM a way to prevent their content from being illegaly copied and spread. Ignoring the other problems arising, concerning the rights of the consumers, this may not sound too unreasonable. The artists should get paid for their work. However – what if the artists themselves don’t want the DRM on their albums? It should be easy enough not to release the album with DRM then. Or – are there other reasons for implementing DRM?

In “DRM Crippled CD: A bizarre tale in 4 parts” it looks like caring for the customers is not important. Blaming the competition for the problems their customers get is.

Does anyone wonder why so many shows distrust in DRM?


Author: Svein Kåre

I have too many interests for my own good, in that I don't manage to make time for them all. A bit artistic, which can be seen to a degree.