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Re: [News] DRM Can Have Adversary Effect -- Spur Piracy

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Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> MPAA: Frustrated Consumers Will Pirate
> ,----[ Excerpt ]
>| The MPAA's Brad Hunt outlined some of the ways the MPAA is working
>| to standardize content protection controls in the age of digital
>| home networking. But he also acknowledged that piracy is the
>| consumer's answer to the content industry's inability to provide
>| a simple digital-rights-management solution.
> `----
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20061016/tc_zd/191502
> It seems like the MPAA is beginning to digest what happens when people get
> exposed to the messiness of Digital Restriction Mess, e.g. inability to
> transport purchased content (with ease or at all). The customer retaliates.

It's /not/ piracy, though, it's making a copy of something, which you're
allowed to do anyway, at least you are here, anyway. 

The underlying assumption that any copies are a violation of copyright
is quite incorrect and should be challenged at every opportunity;
failure to do so is creating an environment where paragraphs like the
above are generally regarded as acceptable - they're not!

In any case, DRM will fail, because it's a total abuse of customers;
in the end, they'll get sick of it and do something else.

| Mark Kent   --   mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk  |
consultant, n.:
	Someone who knowns 101 ways to make love, but can't get a date.

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