August 28, 2009 | Michael Holloway

DRM

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is software intended to stop illegal copying by giving rightsholders control over how you use your digital media. But DRM doesn’t work: all DRM can be cracked, and it only takes one person to upload a song or film to a peer-to-peer filesharing system for millions of people to be able to download it. DRM prevents many legal uses of media files and chills market competition by locking consumers in to particular platforms.

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