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

“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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