Absolutely spot-on piece by Cory Doctorow on the interface between technology and copyright. Doctorow delivered this piece to Microsoft. Thesis: DRM systems don’t work, DRM systems are bad for society, DRM systems are bad for business, DRM systems are bad for artists, DRM is a bad business-move for MSFT. From the piano roll to Betamax to e-books to MP3. Sound dry? Old hat? Read it anyway. It’s juicy. A must-read not just for anyone interested in digital rights management, but for anyone living in the modern world who consumes media/information/entertainment. Check the Wiki version for updates and commentary.
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