January 27, 2004
drm is for suckers

Cory Doctorow makes an interesting point about appliances, DRM, etc. in Protect your investment: buy open

When Sony invented the VCR, it did so after the movie companies had already decreed that they would only license their movies for use on the "Discovision," a hunk of shit best forgotten on the trashheap of history (much like the products that Sony later delivered instead of MP3 walkmen). With the VCR, though, Sony delivered what its customers wanted, and the movie companies got rich off of it, dragged kicking and screaming to the money-tree again.
It's worth a read, mainly because I agree with everything he says, ergo he's right.

Posted by illovich at January 27, 2004 01:56 PM
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