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EMI Admits DRM Does Not Work
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 07:28 PM EDT
All our electronic digital systems work by making copies. A system that doesn't
make copies means a system that's nonfunctional.

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EMI Admits DRM Does Not Work
Authored by: Gringo_ on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 10:40 PM EDT

"No way to guarantee all the owner's copies have been deleted" - but what has that got to do with anything? I'm sure the law says nothing about such a requirement. E M I needs a new law and the courts isn't the place to get it. If you want a new law, you got to pay somebody in Congress for it.

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EMI Admits DRM Does Not Work
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 03:57 AM EDT
As soon as the digital suppliers tell the truth that it is NOT a sale of the
whatever, but a LICENCE to play the copy of the whatever (more akin to a lease
or rental), the public may begin to be educated that copyright infringement is a
crime. Despite them saying: "Own it now..." they actually mean:
"Rent it now..." but you get to keep the bit of plastic without having
to worry about returning it to a rental store, but not knowing when the rental
period is going to end.

If I buy a DVD on the understanding that it has been sold to me and I now own it
(as advertised in big letters regularly in my local supermarket) but only once I
have opened the shrink wrapping do I find that it says "This is licensed
not sold" how much am I to believe the manufacturer? They've said one
thing to gain the sale and then claim another once the sale has been made. If
not illegal, it ought to be!

As long as the digital suppliers insist on calling it a sale the confusion is
going to stay.

IIRC MS got rather poor reviews of its new "rental" model for
software, but all it did was reveal the truth: you do not own the software as
you thought when you exchanged your money for it, just like when buying a car,
but you're renting it as you would think if you went to, say, Blockbusters where
it is clear that when you pay your money you are renting the use of it [for an
agreed period].

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EMI Admits DRM Does Not Work
Authored by: Alan(UK) on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 07:37 AM EDT
What is the difference between a CD and an MP3 (apart from the quality)?

A CD comprises a copy-writable digital file and a piece of plastic with a hole.

An MP3 comprises the copy-writable digital file and the hole.

I suppose that they will be complaining next that you cannot sell the CD without
its box. Or perhaps, you cannot sell the CD unless the shrink-rap is intact.

Oh! I get it now. Haven't we been here before?

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Microsoft is nailing up its own coffin from the inside.

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