The Giving Tree... In The Age Of DRM

from the well,-that-was-quick dept

It appears that xkcd has decided to do a modern update on the Shel Silverstein classic, The Giving Tree, in the age of DRM:
While this may just be a little comic joke, the larger point is worth highlighting. In the age of DRM, things that might have been considered normal "sharing" in the past are no longer allowed, despite being easier than ever in reality. That should trouble people.

Filed Under: drm, giving tree, sharing, shel silverstein, xkcd

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    Anonymous Coward, 27 Sep 2011 @ 5:58am

    Response to: Anonymous Coward on Sep 27th, 2011 @ 5:43am

    I see, so the problem isn't that Big Content is trying to force everyone to relinquish their rights so they can lease said rights back to them on terms favorable to Big Content. No, the problem is that anyone thinks they should defend their rights. It all makes sense now, I should just roll over and take it quietly until the copyright lobby is satisfied and then they will surely use their position to legally reestablish rights they worked hard to demolish...

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