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DRM is there to help you.

In STT on April 8, 2009 at 1:04 pm

On my way to work this morning I was catching up on my NPR Mix Your Own Podcast (it’s free and very neat, click here to create your own today!) …

Anyway, a story caught my ear that inspired me to STT.  Below are links to NPR stories on the the current state of DRM.  They report how the publishing and movie industries are taking an very interesting spin on the lessons learned from the music industry’s ordeal with DRM (see also: Appetite for Self Destruction … / Steve Knopper).

My favorite quote from the aforementioned podcast is from Fritz Attaway, vice president of the MPAA, “DRM really is aimed at helping consumers know the limits of the transaction they’ve agreed to.[*NPR, April 2009]

See, the DRM is just trying to help us to know our limits.  So to help you understand how to help yourself give these stories a read (links to transcripts & audio below):

The State Of DRM: Is The Customer Right? / Joel Rose, NPR [4 min 29 sec]

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