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View Poll Results: How do you feel about DRM?
DRM doesn't bother me. As long as I can read a book on a computer I don't care. 18 6.41%
DRM is evil and should be done away with entirely. 200 71.17%
Quit whining about DRM, it's a dead horse. 13 4.63%
If DRM were a dead horse, DRM would be dead. 9 3.20%
DRM is a useful tool that prevents piracy. 4 1.42%
Some other option not thought of for this poll 37 13.17%
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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How do you feel about DRM?

This is a poll for your opinions on DRM.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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DRM doesn't have a very good beat. I can't dance to it.
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I wouldn't say that DRM is "evil," but I do think it should be done away with entirely.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:44 PM   #4
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It's not necessarily evil. More or less a pain in the arse, and it should be done away with.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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It's Evil. Trust me. If you are wondering what my history is, I wrote the Palm DRM for Embiid Publishing.

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Old 02-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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It's not necessarily evil. More or less a pain in the arse, and it should be done away with.
Agreed. It doesn't prevent piracy IMO. All it does is aggravate customers when they need to transfer their bought books from one reader to another. I was very lucky to have figured out how to de-drm my books. With the help from the wonderful people from Calibre, I was able to convert and transfer books from my Kobo to my Kindle. I found it funny that converting my books from one format to another was harder than stripping the drm off them (when I learned to strip DRM there were no easy to use plug-ins at the time ).
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #7
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As long as I can remove it it as all good
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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I think if anything DRM encourages piracy, people want to be able to use what they buy on different devices.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:38 PM   #9
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DRM doesn't have a very good beat. I can't dance to it.
I can.

Its the end of the world as we know it
And I feel fine


No wait, thats REM. Oh well, its just a few letters off from DRM.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #10
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I leave it out of everything I do. I just don't understand intentionally annoying people who've paid for your content.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:48 PM   #11
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DRM doesn't bother me, but I doubt it does the publishers any good. It just bugs people.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #12
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Calibre (with 3rd party plugin) removes DRM so seamlessly that I usually don't even notice if DRM is present. So for me DRM is evil in the way a wet noodle is evil.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:06 PM   #13
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DRM is bad. I think the misunderstanding is in the "Rights" part of DRM. Once you have purchased the file the rights for that copy transfer to you. The very idea of someone attempting to dictate how you can use a file that you own is just ridiculous.

I personally think that any form of encryption should never be allowed on any file that is for sale to the public, including ebooks, DVD, CD, Bluray, etc...
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:36 PM   #14
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Calibre (with 3rd party plugin) removes DRM so seamlessly that I usually don't even notice if DRM is present. So for me DRM is evil in the way a wet noodle is evil.
I wouldn't count on that always being possible though. Creating and distributing those scripts is getting riskier all the time, and I can't see many people risking jail time to provide them. It's not like console modding, where there would be a profit to be made from it.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #15
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I am sure it comes as no surprise but I voted "evil".
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