First, some good uses for DRM:
- Apple’s Music store – I am a happy customer and the DRM seems fair.
- Some movies distributed on the Open Media Network require obtaining a free DRM access cookie from the publisher – why not? Most material on the OMN don’t seem to use DRM, but I have enjoyed watching several Indy films that required a DRM cookie.
Sure, there are bad uses of DRM, for example:
- Proposed PC hardware/bios changes that might make it impossible to install Linux.
I believe that owners of content should be allowed to release their own stuff under whatever license they choose. I do wish that more musicians, film makers, etc. would utilize the internet to distribute their works – but only if it makes sense for them individually. BTW: I would like express real respect for George Lucas for allowing Indy producers to create a very good non-commercial Indy Star Wars movie (“letting them play in his back yard”) – check it out on OMN.