Similar in spirit?
Posted Oct 5, 2006 18:33 UTC (Thu) by Ross
In reply to: Similar in spirit?
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
"DRM is a problem manufactured by the FSF"
I find it hard to take you seriously. If you are trolling, I'm sorry I'm contibuting.
There are many examples of DRM abuses. Look a ebooks, defunct music downloads which no longer work because the company went out of business, etc.
If people had no problem with DRM, why do DRM devices always go away when there is a non-DRM version with the same features? Sony had to give in. Their portable music players wouldn't play non-DRM music so nobody bought them.
The GPL is not law, it is a license. If people don't want to abide by its rules they don't have to. But then they can't use the software. You can't incorportate other people's code into a product just because you are "job providing" or "upstanding". You have to have their permission.
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