Wednesday, March 26, 2008

DRM Free Music

With DRM (Digital Rights Management) more a pain than a useful thing, the music industry must come out with DRM-free music.

Misusing technology to harass users will only alienate the companies further from the consumers. I personally believe that this ostrich-in-the-sand mode of the music companies will do no good to the companies. While they should get a fair price for their services, it is important to realise that the market fundamentals have changed and while they can hold on to their empires for some more time, it will soon be beyond them to control such sweeping technological changes.

Here are two nice articless on DRM - one on how to buy DRM free music which is legal, and the other on how to remove DRM protection from songs that have such protection.