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8. Re: DRM, Copy Protection = BAD Nov 9, 2006, 21:41 The Fox
 
Asking Is DRM good or bad for consumers? is like asking is "Death bad for people?"

Before DRM, "you could do what you want with it," he said. "But is that a good thing?"

Gee, I don't know, I suppose not... I'm sure somehow not being able to do anything I want with it is better.

"What [DRM] is intended to do is give people choices," he said.

Translation: "DRM is intended to make you pay over and over again for the same content."

"From the consumer's perspective, they just want things to work," he said.

And DRM ain't it...

My personal experience with DRM suggests that it's actual purpose is not to deter piracy, but actually encourage it.


 
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