Customers Don't Want DRM

from the well,-duh dept

While the government, the music industry, and the tech industry spend all their time arguing amongst themselves about the whole digital entertainment "problem", they keep forgetting about the most important people: the consumers. The consumers are willing to pay for music, but they don't want digital rights management technologies telling them what they can and can't do with their entertainment. They don't want to be limited. While I agree this is most likely true, this article bases the entire argument on the anecdotal evidence of one (yes, one) consumer. It would have been more interesting if they had some numbers to back it up - or at least spoke to a few more people. Either way, I'm beginning to run out of ways to try to explain to the entertainment industry that trying to block people from doing what they want to do isn't generally a good business strategy. Giving customers what they want is a good strategy. How difficult is this to understand?
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 6 Jun 2002 @ 1:33pm

    Re: Give me a product I want, and I'll buy it

    >I hate the idea of anyone telling me where, how and for how long I can listen to, read or view the things I pay for.< br>
    Ditto. Back when we had rights there was an something called "Fair Use".


    >If there were interesting things being released, I'd buy them and listen to 'em on the JB6000 at work.

    I stream my mp3s off of my iMac using netjuke.


    >Why might CD sales be seeing a drop?

    You forgot to mention the economy. Most people would rather eat than buy a CD... even from their favorite band.

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