Frankly, I don't care about your points because I don't care about DRM in regards to my initial comment, "Just a thought." I am annoyed by the whole DRM validity discussion. It's irrelevant to the the Slashdot post and my comment. Mention DRM to me and I just roll my eyes...
You don't have any digital Fair Use rights because digital content is not mentioned in the Fair Use ruling. Fair Use is thrown out in digital media cases. Circumventing DRM violates the usage contract you have with the media distributor and or copyright holder. When you buy a CD or DVD, you own the plastic - not the content.
"As long as purchasing media requires me to risk prison time in order to use said legitimately purchased media, I won't be buying."
Great. But that means you cannot pirate either.
Go back and read the Slashdot post, then read my comment. You are wasting your life arguing about something I did not say. I never said I like DRM, nor that DRM will end piracy.
Sheesh, if only you people could read comprehensively we could talk about today's Slashdot posts....
"Conclusion: The RIAA and MPAA are welcome to keep DRM if they wish."
I did not imply that - you inferred that.
DRM is not the issue of this thread. ***Get that through your head!!!*** I, nor anyone else in this thread is advocating nor arguing for the use of DRM... Learn to read comprehensively.
You are joking right? FACT: Sony's Rootkit appeared in 2005. Sony announced it's intentions in 2000. One of the main reason Sony decided to go with DRM was due to the media piracy happening via Napster.
FACT: You are a self admitted pirate.
I never said DRM will feed families and cloth children. You guys are incapable of reading comprehensively. The farce of your comment rated as "insightful" is a joke and evidence of the Kangaroo Court mentality of the piracy advocating Slashdot community. DRM exist because you pirate media via the Internet and for no other reason.
I don't need to explain how DRM reduces piracy because I never said DRM *would* reduce piracy. I said Cheap and DRM-free media is not going to happen if you guys keep pirating. Speaking out against DRM in this thread is idiocy.
Not one person who responded to my initial comment has admitted that pirating is illegal and wrong. Instead all of you have illogically attacked DRM as some kind of problem when it is a response to the problem of piracy. DRM is not the issue at hand and you clowns don't understand that.
Whether or not an individual is a pirate is irrelevant. As long as you, and the Slashdot community, continue to advocate pirating media you are essentially pirates, yourselves. You are part of the problem, not the solution. As long as the problem of piracy continues, those who create and distribute media will cling to DRM concepts. THus, you are the reason DRM exists.
All you guys are like a flock of geese "DRM, DRM, DRM, DRM, DRM, DRM, DRM..." You might as well be honking. DRM is irrelevent to the situation. It is the reaction not the problem.
If they did away with the DRM YOU WOULD KEEP PIRATING. Stop with the DRM smoke-screen. If you don't want to deal with DRM, stop pirating.
LOL - you don't know the difference between digitally distributed media and DVDs. Its news to me that you can go into Target and buy digital downloads.
You can blame yourself for DRM. DRM wouldn't be an issue if you didn't pirate to begin with. DRM is not the problem, it is the response. And you continue to pirate and seek to defeat DRM rather than follow the law and compensate the manufaturer and distributor.
You guys have to stop expecting free media! Sheesh. Have you ever watched a movie's entire credits? Its like a small city put that together. Cheap and DRM free is not going to happen if that small city is going to eat and dress their children. Media pirates are not Robin Hoods. Robin Hood only stole which was *wrongly* taken. All these people who make want is a liveable wage. Not eevry one involved is a mega star or executive.
The economy needs money to be exchanged, to flow. As long as you refuse to pay for the media you consume, the economy will suffer.
I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. - Joe Mullally, computer salesman