Two Graphic Explanations of why DRM doesn’t work

DRM really doesn’t work; it doesn’t even slow down pirates, but it frustrates honest users, and programmers. Here are two clear explanations of why it doesn’t work to protect artists, creators and publishers.

First, from Brad Colbow “Why DRM Doesn’t Work or How to Download an Audio Book From the Cleaveland Public Library.”

Second, from Geeklogie  a PowerPoint that compares what happens when a honest, legal, paying customer, puts a DVD in a drive, compared to what happens when a pirate puts the same DVD in a drive:

 

See also Matt Neuberg of TidBits on his attempts to download an audio book form his public library.