Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz <spamtrap@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> begin In <1694840.9jihocuu1E@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, on 10/17/2006
> at 09:59 AM, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
>>MPAA: Frustrated Consumers Will Pirate
> Treat your customers like criminals and they will act like criminals.
>>| 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.
> They still don't get it. Any DRM scam that interferes with the fair
> use and first sale doctrine will motivate a rise in piracy, and that
> includes a simple "solution". Chickens coming home to roost.
The content industry doesn't need a digital rights management solution,
it needs to offer a reasonable deal to its customers so that they're not
motivated to break the law in the first place.
Unfortunately, that could mean looking at reducing some of their
charges, but as they're still in an elastic market, that shouldn't hurt
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
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