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  • DRM is a real pain, it's no problems to the professional counterfeiter, but can be a pain for real users. I don't see why the music companies bother, it's a waste of time and money, and has no effect on crime....

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
    • Software companies spent 20 years and billions of dollars trying to develop copy protection for software only to have each one blown through by a few teenagers on a BBS. Ahh, the old days of two 1541 drives and the latest copy of Nibbler grinding away. In the end they calculated its just not worth the cost.

      In the end, if I can run the program / play the music I can copy it. We can call that a fundamental axiom of software.

      Those who do not learn from history... well, they try to get laws passed in their favor. :)
      • I know what you mean. They may be able to stop "Autie Matilda" from copying her latest CD and distributing it around her knitting circle, but that's about it. For the genuine users it's a real pain when the DRMed disk doesn't play in the car stereo, or the DVD player you bought to replace the CD player. Yet, you can still buy a counterfeight disk down the market before it comes out in the shops, it costs a fraction of the price, and best of all it plays properly every where.

        I don't endorse ileagal duplica

        -- "It's not magic, it's work..."