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.

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    PaulT (profile), 27 Sep 2011 @ 1:10pm


    There is no use for DRM that can ever grant me rights that have not been available for decades. It can only be used to restrict me, and most of those for things that are perfectly legal - my choice of device, timezone, region, operating system, etc.

    Seriously, I'm yet to have someone suggest to me what possible advantage DRM can have for me that a non-DRMed product can not equally have, other than for a 3rd party to exercise control over me.

    Why the hell should I respect that?

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