Get ready for Google DRM. Or is that 'GRM?'

Get ready for Google DRM. Or is that 'GRM?'

Summary: Om Malik:Ironically, WSJ flubs the biggest piece of news in the story, which is buried at the very end of the story...yet another DRM system, that will now duke it out with Microsoft’s DRM and Apple’s DRM, amongst scores of pretenders.

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Om Malik:

Ironically, WSJ flubs the biggest piece of news in the story, which is buried at the very end of the story...yet another DRM system, that will now duke it out with Microsoft’s DRM and Apple’s DRM, amongst scores of pretenders.

Just what we needed.  Another digital restrictions management system.  Not.  Here is the WSJ story...

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  • DRM ...

    The very word turns my stomach. Even if I become a millionaire, I will never buy DRM protected content. The PC is supposed to stand for personal empowerment, yet it is set to embrace DRM, whose intrinsic design takes it away. Sigh. Did I mention that the word / term DRM turns my stomach?
    P. Douglas
  • On the contrary

    [i]Just what we needed. Another digital restrictions management system. Not.[/i]

    I beg to differ. Three is far too few.

    I'll be much happier when Sony has their own DRM system, Panasonic has theirs, Philips has its own, etc.

    Better yet, a different DRM system for every work published.

    There really [b]is[/b] nothing new under the Sun; for prior art refer to a (non-DRM'd) copy of a book called "Genesis."
    Yagotta B. Kidding
    • A very good point

      There should be as many DRM systems as possible, the more the merrier, and preferably all non interoperable.
      tracy anne