Insanity is thinking that kids with more time than money will stop finding ways to get music for free. Even if the industry found the end all be all DRM solution that stops 100 pct of duplication, kids will sit in front of their radios with recording capability or redirect digital music from any source to their hard drives and then spend the time to pick out the music they like and burn it.
Insanity is thinking that piracy is the reason music sales are down and then focusing most of your business on selling music to the exact demographic that has the most time to spend on finding free music and most energy to spend on cracking whatever protections you introduce.
While Danny O’Brien is away on holiday, a series of guest writers are doing his column on The Irish Times. This week, it’s my turn, and the column, titled Windows suffers as peripherals steal spotlight is now up. It posits that one of the reasons for the general lack of excitement over Windows Vista is that operating systems have moved from centre stage: The real action is now in peripherals like the iPod.
According to a report on Slashdot, Mac OS X Intel Kernel Uses DRM to ensure that you’re running it on a Mac, rather than a stock PC. Will this make it into the final version?