Is DRM’s future in doubt, or is it just wishful thinking?

If you’re concerned about the proliferation of DRM, fear not: it’s inevitably “headed for the historical dustbin.” Cory Doctorow says so, in The Register. Well, that’s a relief; I was worried for a while there.

All right, seriously, for all that I tend to agree with Doctorow on the undesirability of DRM, and hope just as fervently as he does that it will go away, I do have to take his grandiose pronunciations on its future with a few grains of salt. He wears the habitual rose-colored glasses of the impassioned activist, and sometimes they lead him to what I feel are unrealistic conclusions. But at least this Register interview has a few interesting bits to ponder on.

The most noteworthy bit is Doctorow’s contention that the entertainment industry is really starting to get annoyed with all these other industries attempting to take advantage of the DMCA’s anti-circumvention…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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