Tuesday, November 23, 2004

More on DRM in the market.

The argument goes that DRM is good for the market because the music industry refuses to sell on the Internet without it. DRM is good because it enables the market.

I said before that this is like saying that the huge dent in my car helped sell it because otherwise I wouldn't have put it up for sale.

The other problem I have with the market argument is that copyright grants the music companies a monopoly on what they're selling. When a monopolist puts a lousy product into the market, I can't justify the product with its obvious popularity.

Any color you want, so long as it's DRM.
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