January 10, 2008

No mas with the DRM

Digitial Rights Management, the pesky bit of code added to digital files that keeps you, the consumer, from using them as you wish (or putting them on multiple devices) is officially dead. The last hold out, Sony BMG, threw in the towel recently. What's curious is the RIAA, of which Sony BMG is a financing member, continue to go after consumers for pulling music OFF THEIR CD'S AND ONTO THEIR COMPUTERS.

Not for P2P file sharing, for using music they've purchased on other devices they own. Exactly when can we finally do away with the litigous RIAA? Now that the music companies have given up on controlling us through coding, can they finally give up on controlling us through the courts? It would certainly be more profitable for them than their stupid lawsuits.

Posted by mcblogger at January 10, 2008 12:43 PM

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