Is DRM In Retreat?

from the perhaps,-but-it's-not-dead-yet dept

Ed Felten has a post up noting that it appears DRM is in retreat, at least in certain areas, such as music. Of course, he points to Apple's agreement to get rid of DRM as a key factor -- but also notes that the former "DRM Watch" blog, from one of DRM's biggest supporters, is now called Copyright and Technology. Still, while it does appear that some are realizing the pointlessness of DRM, it's still not really dead yet. We noted that Apple still uses DRM in many areas and Microsoft just brought back DRM in its mobile music offering. Of course, that will backfire too, but it shows that there are still people out there who seem to believe that DRM actually has some kind of benefit.
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  1. identicon
    Voice of Reason, 28 Jan 2009 @ 6:19am

    Re: Re: Of course DRM adds value

    "I am a reasonable person. I disagree with you."

    I am serious and you're not reasonable. Sorry.

    I'm glad you can see the benefit of pay per play music to ultimately monetize Product - it's certainly *not* ridiculous, I promise you. Remember, the only thing that matters is making the copyright holders (who are usually *not* the creators) as much money as possible in any way possible. It really doesn't matter how.

    Oh and it's "fucking" not "fukking".

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