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Submission + - Bill Gates on DRM: "Buy a CD and Rip it" i

cyclomedia writes: "One blogger who recently visited MS (including many others, all of whom had mac laptops) for a Q&A session with Bill Gates quotes his apparent stance on DRM. Gate's apparently agreed that DRM "causes too much pain for legitmate buyers" and suggested that "People should just buy a cd and rip it.".

Gates has previously gone on record stating that the presence of DRM in windows is actually out of consumer interest, saying that "if there's content that can only be there if it's rights protected, we want to be able to have that content available to you.". Which is a variation on the please-don't-shoot-the-messenger theme."

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