by Mike Masnick
Mon, Dec 14th 2009 7:01am
In case you haven't been paying attention, there's yet to be a good reason put forth for using DRM that I can remember. We've seen over and over again how DRM seems to interfere with legitimate actions, but does nothing at all to slow down "pirates." Slashdot points to a rather scary situations for those who used Microsoft Office 2003 to DRM certain documents for their own use. Apparently, a screwup on the part of Microsoft (oops) means that many people got locked out of their own documents. Basically, Microsoft let a certificate expire, and that's made life difficult for lots and lots of people. So what good is DRM again?
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Microsoft Follows Valve Down The Road Of Refunds On Digital Game Purchases
- Microsoft Latest Service Provider To Pry A National Security Letter Free From Its Gag Order
- That Was Fast: Denuvo's Version 3 Update Has Been Cracked
- Denuvo Strikes Back: The DRM Has Been Patched And Is Working... For Now
- Portugal Pushes Law To Partially Ban DRM, Allow Circumvention