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Ars Technica: When Playing a CD Becomes a "Privilege," Not a Right

Sep 23, 2005, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I've spent part of my tenure here at Ars trying to warn people about the encroaching affront to our culture being brought about at the behest of the entertainment industry. It has consistently been my position that technologies like 'Digital Rights Management' are less about preventing piracy, and more about finding new ways to nickel-and-dime customers. Through DRM and 'contracts' for content, fair use rights are being eroded.

"Of course, the industry is trying to accomplish its objective by publicly lamenting piracy..."

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