Glenn Reynolds hits the nail on the head about the real motives behind “digital rights management”:

“And I believe that much of what’s being marketed as ‘digital rights management’ to prevent ‘stealing’ of big-media works is in fact intended to serve as ‘digital restrictions management’ to protect big-media operations from competition by making life harder on potential competitors.

“I think they’re doomed, technologically. But if Big Media let their position go without a fight to keep it by fair means or foul, they’ll be the first example of a privileged group that did so. So beware. ”

Here’s the rest of his excellent column. Must reading for all independent music composers and movie producers.

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