Monday, November 21, 2005

Sony BMG Blunder Shows Digital Rights Management May Be Doomed - Yahoo! News

Ahh... Sony... Poor poor Sony...

Or is it the Music Industry as a whole?

To quote one of thier own scripts (From "Jurassic Park")

Dr. Ian Malcolm: I'll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you're using here: it didn't require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn't earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don't take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could and before you even knew what you had you patented it and packaged it and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you're selling it, you want to sell it!

Now, if you change that to say that the Laywers are doing this, then you get this memoral quote from the article:

"The biggest mistake the labels are making is, they're letting their lawyers make technical decisions. Lawyers don't have any better understanding of technology than a cow does algebra," Leigh said. "They insist on chasing this white whale." It's easy to understand why the music industry wishes songs could magically be prevented from being ripped from CDs and shared freely.

People will find a way. It happend with DVD's. It continues to happen with DVD's, and CD's. How about making something fair for the market instead of trying to keep people out? How about getting the Lawyers out of the way? I don't tell a lawyer how to pratice law, why do they tell me how to practice technology?

- End of Ramble

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