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Weekend Open Forum: DRM in games and music, does it prevent you from buying?
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 20 October 2008 11:29
Nobody on its right mind would dare to defend DRM (Digital rights management) in front of a web crowd, unless you represent one of the few enterprises pushing it forward, of course.

By Julio Franco,
Published: October 17, 2008, 7:24 PM EST

It’s a simple fact of life, the consumer has never been pro-DRM, and for the right reasons. But among the different types of restrictions and scenarios of how DRM is being used today, two specific cases come to mind as examples of poor implementations or just DRM gone awry for the consumer side.

Only this year, three major online music stores (MSN, Yahoo, Walmart) announced they would be taking their DRM servers offline, rendering consumer’s music purchases useless to play on new computers. Eventually these companies backed down and extended their deadlines by a few years, but in some of the cases it’s only a matter of time.  [Comments...]

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