DRM Dying Slowly and Painfully

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 1cooldude, Jul 20, 2009.

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  1. 1cooldude

    1cooldude gone into the sunset

    Digital Rights Management continues to slowly die. Sony just announced that it’s ebook reader will soon support the popular .epub book format. Up until now, users had to purchase titles from the Sony store. Now other booksellers will be able to provide titles for Sony’s device. Perhaps library content will be an option.

    O’Reilly has begun selling DRM-free ebooks. So far only 12 titles are available, but they are planning to slowly roll out more. You can also purchase both the PDF and the print verison together.

    That’s all well and good, but I did say slowly and painfully, didn’t I? Yahoo! just announced that it is killing its music store at the end of September. That means the DRM keys will be gone and any music purchased from Yahoo’s store will no longer play on your computer. They recommend burning the music to CDs before that date to get around the dead DRM. As DRM continues to slowly die, we can expect to see more orphaned digital content.


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