Similar in spirit?
Posted Oct 5, 2006 4:19 UTC (Thu) by Per_Bothner
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Perhaps you agree with Peter Lee, an executive at Disney, who said in The Economist: If consumers even know there's a DRM, what it is, and how it works, we've already failed,?
I think you're misreading the statement, which is just saying that unless DRM is near-invisible to the typical consumer, or if the "consumer experience" is made unpleasent because of DRM, then DRM will have failed. It's making the technical point that DRM will fail if it is something the consumer needs to be aware of. And that is the big problem DRM faces: consumers are happy with CD-quality sound and DVD-quality video, and they're not going to trade restrictions in what they feel they can legitimately do for relatively minor quality improvements. And that is the fundamental problem the "DRM industry" faces.
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