DRM: Media Companies Go Too Far in Curbing Consumers' Activities

In some quarters of the Internet, the three most hated letters of the alphabet are DRM. They stand for Digital Rights Management, a set of technologies for limiting how people can use the music and video files they've purchased from legal downloading services. DRM is even being used to limit what you can do with the music you buy on physical CDs, or the TV shows you record with a TiVo or other digital video recorder.

Once mainly known inside the media industries and among activists who follow copyright issues, DRM is gradually becoming familiar to average consumers, who are increasingly bumping up against its limitations. Personal Technology -- Personal Technology from The Wall Street Journal.

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 6th November 2005 12:38AM