Digital Rights Management or DRM
When you start talking about DRM or Digital Rights Management, as it is also known, you often get some fairly visceral responses. Most people are livid at the rather draconian concepts that DRM embodies. When most people buy something they feel that they should be able to do what they want with it. While that is certainly true a commercial entity also has the right to protect its intellectual property. The question is, just how intrusive, or crippling should a DRM be? Heck, the porno industry requires you to dial into a server prior to having your movie play, and that is only one example of DRM. I don’t have any answers as to how DRM should be implemented, but many big names in the tech sector believe they should be struck down. I have to say that I pretty much agree.