Quit Making it Hard for Us

Yet another easy workaround for for a Digital Rights Management scheme is announced and still the music industry doesn’t get it. As this article shows, circumventing DRM will never be a major issue for the technology community without the imposition of draconian laws.

More importantly, it shows that the only way the music industry can impose a pay per play model on its customers is through force. What consumers want is to own music. We’ll pay for it, but we want to use it anywhere we want, any time we want and make backup copies for our personal use.

What happened to businesses meeting customer demand instead of demanding that customers fit your business model? Give us unrestricted files in common formats and you won’t believe the amount of money you’ll make.