[mythtv-users] A prediction is coming true, faster than I thought

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 18 14:28:34 UTC 2007

>From: "Bob Sully"
>Agreed.  I don't have any problem purchasing songs, but WITHOUT DRM of any
>sort-this is why I spend the $10/month for eMusic, even though their
>selection is limited.  Until recently, anything you bought from iTunes was
>encumbered with DRM which limited your ability as to what player you can
>use it on and the number of personal copies you can make (I find that my
>mp3 CDs get scratched up pretty quickly after being tossed around in the
>car for a while - so I make new discs every few months).   I can grip
>songs from my CDs to mp3, ogg, or whatever format without these
>limitations.  When all downloadable music is unencumbered, people will
>have no problems buying it.
>$0.02 worth.
I'm with you 100% on that.  I buy CDs and rip them if I want mp3s.  I'd be 
spending a fortune on songs if more were available without DRM.  I won't 
spend a dime on any with it, that's for sure.  Not just because I use only 
Linux, but because I detest the concept of DRM so much.  iTunes DRM 
protection may not be as restrictive as some, but to me that's the worst 
thing about it...it's succeded in getting people to accept a flawed product 
as consumers.  DRM does a fabulous job of punishing the innocent, while the 
people who are going to pirate songs can and will, with or without the 
existance of DRM.  Ironically, the record industry has done a great job of 
creating a situation where one can get a better quality product illegally.


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