More People Realizing That Copy Protection Is Just Bad
from the slowly,-but-surely dept
It seems that a growing number of people are recognizing that, despite everything the entertainment industry says, copy protection simply doesn’t make any sense. Not from a consumer standpoint and not from a business standpoint. Sure, there have been a group of people who have been pointing this out for years, but the entertainment industry likes to refer to them as “zealots.” As more and more people recognize this fact, it becomes increasingly difficult for the explanation to just be ignored — and maybe the entertainment industry would stop, listen and recognize that the opportunities for their market could be much larger by embracing what people want — and not treating your best customers as criminals. In the meantime, though, copy protection won’t work in stopping copying, it’ll make life much more difficult for paying customers and it will lower the value of whatever it “protects.” That doesn’t seem like a business model that’s primed for growth.