View Full Version : RIAA Declares DRM Dead

07-21-2009, 04:39 PM

Thoughts? Comments? Observations?

07-22-2009, 10:10 AM
DRM has been dead since the dawn of P2P. And it will never go away. I don't support pirating, but I'm not against it either. If someone likes a band they'll buy the album, even if they downloaded it.

What do you think you are doing when you listen to a song on youtube? You're downloading it. It goes into your Temp files and you listen to it. And you can do that at any time.

WIth a P2P program it's the exact same thing, I listened to a Muse song and then bought 2 of their albums and I'm buying another 2.

I've known iTunes was going DRM-Free for half a year now....But DRM dead is a good thing I'd say.

07-22-2009, 01:00 PM
Sometimes when a song is on youtube though (maybe not all the time, but I've seen it) they have an ad that allows you to download the song.

07-22-2009, 09:09 PM
I'm not going to debate that DRM was a stupid idea and has ultimately been dead for a long time. But the industry is actually accepting that platform now, which is somewhat significant. Of course, they'll likely come up with something else. :/

07-22-2009, 11:19 PM
Good riddance to bad rubbish! 8-)