Brad Colbow does some good looking design and an occasional comic. He isn’t the first to address DRM woes in comic form, but his comic is one more public cry for rationality. And continuing that cry is this from an unnamed source, originally published at geekologie.com.
Scott Smitelli uploaded a total of 82 test videos and received 35 Content ID emails in the name of science: testing YouTube’s Content ID system. He reversed the audio, shifted the pitch, altered the time (without changing pitch), resampled (pitch and time), added noise, messed with the volume, chunked it up into pieces, and fiddled […]
In response, somebody’s created I Hate DRM, “a site dedicated to reclaiming consumer digital rights.”
And on the content creator’s side: Creative Remixes For The People.
Within minutes of each other, two friends from separate corners of the world sent me a tip about the following: Slashdot pointed to this BBC News that talks about the ill effects of DRM on libraries. What’s DRM? It’s that “digital rights management” component of some software and media that supposedly protects against illegal copying, […]
Donna Wentworth is now saying what I’ve been saying for over a year now. Digital Rights Management (DRM) isn’t about preventing copyright violations by ne’er-do-wells, it’s about eliminating legal me2me fair use and locking in customers. In Your PC == A Toaster, Wentworth quotes Don Marti saying: Isn’t it time to drop the polite fiction […]
The news came out last week that the biggest music consumers — the ones throwing down cash for music — are also the biggest music sharers. Alan Wexblat at Copyfight says simply: “those who share, care” (BBC link via TeleRead). Rather than taking legal action against downloaders, the music industry needs to entice them to […]