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  1. “DRM isn’t protection from piracy. DRM is protection from competition. If you believe that “much as we might want it to be otherwise, content owners still call most of the shots,” then you believe that the guy who makes the record should get a veto over the design of the record player. That the film studios should be able to ban the VCR. That the recording industry should have been able to shove SDMI down all our throats and make MP3 disappear.”

    Excellent article with a lot of salient points.

    On another note, Cory is an excellent SF writer. I’ve read three of his books, most of which he’s released with a Creative Commons license and makes freely available at his website for download. He puts his money where his mouth is!

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