How many times have you paid for a single song?

Did you realize because of DRM that if you really liked a single song you would need to pay for it at least ten times to be legal. A recording industry executive was quite pleased we have so many choices when he rattled of this impressive list.

“ringtone, master ringtone, phone download, phone stream, a-la-carte download, disc, subscription, online stream, UMD music for PlayStation, kiosk and video. Without DRM, these options simply wouldn’t be possible.”

I don’t know about you but are these some crooked bastards or what. [Techdirt]

About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.