Originally Posted by JoeD
Take DRM on DVDs.
Because without even that pathetically simplistic DRM scheme, no major studio would be offering up movies for sale at a price a normal person could buy. No CSS = no DVDs.
It takes two to tango and most commercial vendors won't deal without wrapping the product in DRM. It may be inconvenient to us, it may be stupid of them, but it's part of the price they charge. It's their product, they set the terms. Take it or leave it.
Me, I usually leave it. But people who are into "bestsellers" from the BPHs generally take it just fine. Nobody's died from it yet.
Yes, DRM-free >> Social-DRM > encryption-DRM.
And the sun came out this morning.
You're not going to find many people around here to dispute either.
But it's not something worth angsting over for the vast majority of the human race.