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snarlydwarf
2006-04-27, 13:14
Whether it's your local radio station or radio Davidbyrne.com, last.fm or even Pandora...

You should read http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/004587.php

DRM for 'net radio may very well become mandatory.

Free money for Microsoft and Real. Big loss for listeners, artists and broadcasters.

mrtaber
2006-04-27, 13:29
Time for a letter-writing campaign. This DRM-monster is just out of control, on a rampage, Godzilla-in-Tokyo.

Mark

Mark Lanctot
2006-04-27, 14:52
Nice...

Why am I not surprised? :-P

I believe the industry is moving towards a "pay per play" model whereby whenever you play a track you give them a cheque (figuratively speaking). First they find technological and legal means to prohibit recording for fair use, under the ruse that it prevents piracy, next they will find ways to make tracks/CDs play only once, requiring some form of payment to play again.

They've already tried this with DVDs - there was a (thankfully) short-lived DVD format that self-destructed through oxidization of the substrate.

It'll be easy to do this with Internet downloads - just force playback in a closed, secure, dedicated player that will cache tracks played. It'll be a bit harder to do with CDs, but the industry asserts that CD sales are declining so they can conveniently phase it out in favour of an Internet-direct, DRM, pay-per-play model.

Also, since the U.S. controls the recording industry market, what gets applied there ends up being slapped on the rest of the world.

kdf
2006-04-27, 15:00
at least there is some hope elsewhere:
http://www.musiccreators.ca/

Mark Lanctot
2006-04-27, 15:05
at least there is some hope elsewhere:
http://www.musiccreators.ca/

:-O

Makes me glad I'm living here.

Finally, artists are saying that all this crap is counterproductive.

tyler_durden
2006-04-28, 14:47
This video explains it better: C.R.A.P.

http://news.zdnet.com/2036-2_22-6035707.html

Stop buying C.R.A.P. and it will go away.

TD

Mark Lanctot
2006-04-29, 10:42
This video explains it better: C.R.A.P.

http://news.zdnet.com/2036-2_22-6035707.html

Stop buying C.R.A.P. and it will go away.

TD

Good idea - but unfortunately consumers aren't that disciplined.

It's only when they try to play a protected file on another player do they notice it doesn't work, then wonder why.