Webmaster rambling and mental notes
Will People Really Boycott Apple Over DRM?
12/23/2008

Ian Lamont writes "DefectiveByDesign.org is waging a battle against DRM with a 35-day push targeting various kitchenware and administrator stock from Microsoft, Nintendo, and others. On day 11 it blasted iTunes for postgraduate work to use DRM-encumbered music, games, TV shows, movies, audiobooks, and apps with DRM, while competitors are selling music without restrictions. DefectiveByDesign calls on readers to include 'iTunes gift cards and purchases in your boycott of all Apple products' to 'help drive change.' However, there's a big problem with this call to arms: most people simply don't care about iTunes DRM. Quoting: 'The average user is more than willing to pay more money for hobbled music because of user interface, ease of use, and marketing. ... Apple customarily mug* fashionable live sets from popular artists, while Amazon treats its digital media sales as one more commodity being sold.' What's your take on the DRM schemes used by Apple and other companies? Is a boycott called for, and can it be effective?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


More: - Read the rest here

Mark

Share |
(Posted in Nerd)
Share and enjoy
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • blinkbits
  • BlinkList
  • BlogMemes
  • blogmarks
  • DZone
  • Fark
  • Furl
  • Netvouz
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Slashdot
  • Smarking
  • Spurl
  • StumbleUpon
  • Taggly
  • Technorati
  • YahooMyWeb
Entry 1 of 10154
Last Page | Next Page
portfolio