The DRM Trainwrecks are stacking up, as noted in David Berlind’s Abundance of DRM Trainwrecks at ZDNet Blogs.
Abundance of DRM trainwrecks make them worth tracking. You can help.
Speaking of lists worth keeping, I’m going to start collecting examples of real-world DRM trainwrecks in hopes of better making the point that most people don’t realize how much they’re giving up when they consciously or sub-consciously use solutions that depend on it. I get a lot of email that accuses me of being a Chicken Little that overblows the situation by saying the sky is falling. Well, the sky is falling and if those folks want to live in denial, that’s their problem. So, to put a real face on the problem, I’m turning to the blogosphere to help me build the list and to del.icio.us to store it. There’s a real opportunity here for the community to work together for the benefit of end-users as well as for the Internet which could end up stove-piped if the world continues down the DRM path that it’s on.
So far, I’ve reported on a handful of trainwrecks here on ZDNet. For most people, the biggest of these is probably the Sony BMG CD rootkit fiasco. What started as one trainwreck snowballed into others as the initial remedies introduced even more problems. Perhaps more interesting though are the trainwrecks where the fallibility of DRM technology or post-agreement switcheroos (enforced through DRM) left users with a really bad taste in their mouths.
For anyone who either may not have a web presence, and/or if you do not care to work directly with del.icio.us, you can still let folks know about your DRM Trainwreck. For this reason I have created this posting on BambisMusings.
You only need to register on Bambi’s Musings, and then post your Comment with your DRM Trainwreck in the comment section of this posting.
Hope this helps!
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