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Seems I’m not the only one fed up with DRM

Posted by geeknews at 2:49 AM on October 3, 2005

A couple of months ago I had a laptop die on me, on it was a lot of content that I had purchased that had all that DRM crap attached to it. To this day I have not been able to open some of that content that I legally purchased? Like many others I am fed up with DRM. From this day forward be it a music file or something that has information contained in a DRM wrapper I’m not throwing my money away.

I wonder how long it will be before people start realizing how bad this technology is. The question you need to ask yourself is this. If you have bought music tracks recently have you thought what will happen in 10 years when you have upgraded your hardware a few times. Think about that a bit. [ZDNet]

2 Comments

  1. From Mike Wills at 6:59 am on October 3, 2005

    Actually… since I buy music on iTunes and don’t have an iPod. I have to remove the DRM stuff just to play the song I purchased. I won’t link to the tool here, but a simple Google search will reveal the link.

  2. From Tom Simpson at 7:38 am on October 3, 2005

    My wife ran into this for the first time, yesterday. She signed up for the free 7-day trial of Napster, downloaded a bunch of songs, and then she realized that she couldn’t even transfer them to her Shuffle. She was “hot” when she realized it.

    She mentioned something about downloading Shareaza, again. I’m not sure if I can stop her. I’m not sure that even “want” to stop her.