Saturday, September 11, 2004

DRM Debacle

Tim Bray delivers an important and insightful lecture on digital rights management and the coming debacle. A must-read.

My younger readers may find this incredibly weird but it’s true: Not so long ago, it was illegal to buy a telephone. You could only rent them from the phone company, which had all sorts of good arguments why this was necessary to protect the integrity and quality and viability of the telephone network.

We're headed back to the dark ages, thanks to the politicians and to the lying liars that abet them.