Thursday, 19 June 2014

DRM and ownership

I think we need to stop talking about being able to "own" media that is tied to a particular online distributor and locked up in DRM. I can't "own" a Kindle book if Amazon can forcibly unload it from my devices. I don't "own" TV shows if I can lose access to them because of a network outage or a business going bust. That's a service agreement, not ownership, so that's the way we should talk about it.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - I haven't been able to keep myself from buying DRM-locked goods.
PPS - I don't consider any of those purchases really mine as long as they're under DRM.

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