Day against DRM
It’s been a while now and I’m yet to work out an update schedule I’m comfortable with – what with the new job and trying to finally get my degree (finally) over with. You all know how it is – I’m probably just lazy.
Still, there’s something I felt I should post today:
You might have noticed there’s a link that’s been sitting on my Blogroll for months and takes you to a Sony BMG settlement Info page. That’s probably the first case that made the greater public aware of what DRM was and how it was being used [wikipedia].
Do I think it’s a matter of DRM = “bad people from the RIAA spying on us”? Definitely not, things are never that simple. But it is about trying to make people realise what their rights as consumers are. Unknowingly having bogus, illegal software, possibly with security holes (as was the case with Sony) the company might or might not own up to is hardly amongst them. Come to think about it, DRM does nothing against those who sell illegal copies of any kind of media. It goes against you and the use of legally purchased media you were entitled to in the first place but can now be re-sold to you.
Funny thing is part of my job will be related to DRM (and DAM) the next few weeks – oh, the irony.