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Don't Buy CRAP

ZDNet published a video pointing out the shortcomings of Digital Rights Management (DRM). Instead of accepting the total control demanded by the MPAA and RIAA, ZDNet chief editor David Berlind proposes a new acronym: CRAP. Standing for Content, Restriction, Annulment and Protection. Berlind details the problems with different content providers using different CRAP mechanisms.

“And guess what? If you try to connect these three universes, they don’t connect. Doesn’t happen. Sorry. Nada. This music won’t play here. This music won’t play here. And this music won’t play here. That to me is a problem. That’s why I say that all these devices, for example, the iPods that you buy out in the stores today, are a load of CRAP. I’m not going to buy any of this CRAP. Stop buying this CRAP. Don’t buy any technology that has CRAP in it, because all it’s going to do is make it impossible for you to take the content that you’re paying good money for and play it anywhere you want.”

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  1. Joe says:

    Another good read: McKay’s Rant Box: Good Riddance RIAA

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