Suggestions for renaming DRM start rolling in

Summary:From ZDNet reader Russ Lighton via email, a new explanation for the acronym DRM: The Digital Repossession Manifesto (DRM): "By purchasing this product you understand and agree you are actually purchasing a rental of the digital content and do not actually own the content.  The rental length is totally at our discretion and you will not interfere with any and all methods we will use to terminate the  rental period once we decide what it is.

From ZDNet reader Russ Lighton via email, a new explanation for the acronym DRM:

The Digital Repossession Manifesto (DRM): "By purchasing this product you understand and agree you are actually purchasing a rental of the digital content and do not actually own the content.  The rental length is totally at our discretion and you will not interfere with any and all methods we will use to terminate the  rental period once we decide what it is.  You will not hold us liable for any damages we may cause during the termination of the rental. You agree that Fair Use is a figment of your imagination and agree to allow us to charge your credit card or put a lien on your assets for every copy ever made of your rental product or any copies of the copies of your rental product from this day forward, until the end of time."

Via email, John Fuhr suggests renaming the content cartel (the companies conspiring to lace all of the content we consume with DRM) to the CopyGestapo.  P. Douglas favors ACPS (Anti Consumer Protection System)

Here's one I thought up while in the commode: CRAP (Content Restriction, Annulment, and Protection). But then ZDNet reader nrozanov used the same acronym (CRAP) to arrive at Content Restriction & Accessability Policy

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