08 November 2007

DRM Hell

A good, real-world example of DRM doing what it does best: being eeeeeeevil.

Baseball fans in America who have purchased videos of full games of baseball, from the MLB no less, have found that the DRM license server (which is used to ensure that only those people who have paid can see the footage) has been shut down. As a result all of those videos will now no longer play.

I think there are two key questions raised by this:

1) Will this push honest consumers more towards illegal pirate copies of games taken from HD TV recordings?

2) Why the hell would anyone want to watch a baseball game twice?

Yet again DRM proves that it makes only the honest suffer and makes people suspicious of downloadable content.

Source (Via Digg)

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