Shouldn't Linux embrace DRM?
Jun 01, 2011, 01:09 (13 Talkback[s])
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"What's DRM? Simple. Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a term
for access control technologies that are used by hardware
manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders to limit the use of
digital content and devices. In other words, I have created a piece
of digital content and I want to ensure it is clear who the holder
of the copyright is, but also that I get paid for the content I
"As you might well know, this is in direct conflict with the
open source ideology that declares information was meant to be
free. This ideology, of course, is counterproductive to those who
need to make a living from their content.