Adam Fields (weblog)

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Yeah, it’s a DRM kind of day

Filed under: — adam @ 2:46 pm

One hardware expert’s nightmare with DRM-protected content.

This isn’t good for anybody. It’s a poor consumer experience, it’s alienating, it’s difficult to set up, it makes you feel like a criminal.

AND IT DOESN’T ACTUALLY STOP ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO PIRATE THE MOVIE. Software DRM never fully can. This is why we say that copy control is mutually exclusive with open computing.

I think the people who are pushing this terrible technology on us need a lesson in Turing Completeness.

(Update: I wrote a longer piece on this.)

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