WhatfettleDRM – Defective Rights Misappropriation

Zune

It’s worrying how often in exploring use-cases for Identity such as “wouldn’t it be cool if after a day out with two families, we’d be able to better control of who can see the photos of each other’s kids?” I’d actually be describing use-cases for Digital Rights Management. Yet DRM is intrinsically evil, no? Well it seems that Microsoft are still in love with it, despite Cory’s excellent talk and the much hyped Zune player apparently will come with a new viral DRM system. Time will tell if customers find this enabling or simply infuriating. I’d bet on the latter. Of course if you’re French and want to copy stuff you might as well turn yourself in now.

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