Friday, March 1, 2013

Cute Example of Why DRM is a Problem

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a way providers of digital content have attempted to "lock up" their content so only authorized users/purchasers can access it.  It sounds like a good idea in principle, but there are tons of problems with DRM, as EFF has repeatedly explained, and as Techdirt has also explained.

Perhaps an easy way to understand why DRM is a problem is this cute example: the DRM chair!  The "chair that self-destructs after 8 uses."

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