Books,  Publishing

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 Cleveland 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:


Image comparing the the ease with which a pirate watches an illegal DVD compared to the problems a paying customer experiences

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

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