James Governor's Monkchips More on why DRM as digital lard By James Governor | @monkchips | September 11, 2006 Share via Twitter Share via Facebook Share via Linkedin Share via Reddit DRM is digital lard. its greasy, opaque and is going to give a lot of users heart attacks. DRM 6 comments john simonds says: September 11, 2006 at 3:14 pm thank you for making that clear and concise. now how are we going to get the apple’s, sony’s, and other distributors to listen? Reply Peter Rock says: September 11, 2006 at 4:11 pm James says: “don’t purchase DRM encumbered hardware and software” Yes, though there is another important thing we can do. Support GPLv3. Voting with our wallets is important, though GPLv3 seems the only practical defense against the DMCA. Reply devnet says: September 12, 2006 at 1:09 am Use eMusic instead of itunes. http://emusic.com DRM free music downloads at good prices. Also, don’t use an ipod, use jetAudio players: http://www.cowonamerica.com/products/ Most of them (minus the plays-for-sure label) will play just about ANY format of music and won’t lock you down…and they cost less and are comparable to ipods. Battery life is better too 😀 Reply James Governor says: September 12, 2006 at 3:15 pm I am actually way ahead of you devnet- i am a long time emusic fan Reply Peter Rock says: September 13, 2006 at 12:28 pm That’s strange. You (James) did say “don’t purchase DRM encumbered hardware and software”, but now your comment is gone. That makes my response comment seem out of place… Reply James Governor says: September 13, 2006 at 12:45 pm oh crud sorry Peter. my bad-i must have deleted my own comment when cleaning up comment spam! doh! I said – there is a simple answer: don’t buy DRM encumbered hardware and software. Reply Leave a Reply to john simonds Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.