More evidence that DRM is evil

Regular readers will know that I am not a fan of DRM (Digital Rights Management), TPM's (Technological Protection Measures), or legislative efforts to support it. (Search "DRM" on my blog for earlier comments.) For the most part, the protection is illusory, and the harm done far outweighs the good. I saw 2 different posts this morning that support that.

Prof. Michael Geist has been commenting on copyright reform in the context of the Federal election. He has a post worth reading on MP comments, and the fact that they don't understand that the artists are rebelling against the very protections the politicians think they want.

Techdirt has a post worth reading talking about how copy protection might stall technological innovation.

Once again, repeat after me, "DRM is evil"

Read Michael Geist's post

Read the Techdirt post

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