Maeglin (maeglin73) wrote,

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It was nice to finally see an article in a print magazine (PC Magazine in this case) about the downside of Digital Rights Management, discussing both the rights that are supported by it (the publishers') and the rights that are completely disregarded (the consumers'), including a little something known as Fair Use.

It's interesting that the online version of this article is categorized under DVD Authoring, but I guess that's one of several places where it could belong. After all, one of the major cases concerning DRM deals with DeCSS, a program for decrypting DVDs, and the Norwegian guy who developed and published it. I can understand his motivations, though... the whole purpose behind DVD encryption is to enforce arbitrary restrictions on use (now you know what those region numbers are about) and forcing viewers to see commercials that no one in their right mind wants to sit through... they bought the disc for the MOVIE!
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