Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Day Against DRM

Access to the physical and intellectual contents of materials is a cornerstone of our profession. DRM can block both. Today is the Day Against DRM.

A personal experience to show just how annoying DRM can be. I recently bought Neal Young's CD Road Rock. It won't play on my PC nor can I rip the tunes. I do most of my music listening using my MP3 player or using Winamp on the PC. Both those are blocked. My use of this CD, which I paid for, is very hampered. I wonder if the place I bought it from will take back an open CD because the manufacturer broke it. now I'm thnking of searching 2600 for a DRM cracking tool. They are pushing folks to the dark side.

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