Where Does the DRM Madness End?
2005 November 18 by Josh
Somehow I get the feeling that we're just seeing the tip of the iceberg of malicious DRM software preloaded on your favorite audio CDs. Now, EMI is claiming that Apple is working with them to support their DRM through iTunes. And, of course, Apple denies it. So basically, we're all just trudging down the road to a Baskin Robbins of incompatible DRM flavors.
Next thing you know, Starbucks' Hear Music label will require you to reload a Starbucks GIft Card online before you can copy one of their CDs to your iPod. You would like a latté with your Herbie Hancock, right?
Record labels are alienating their customers, and putting crap on our computers. Do they really think it'll curb piracy? Or will they lose more legitimate paying customers because we don't want to put up with the intrusion?