PSP download store held up by DRM | Tech news blog – CNET News.com

PSP download store held up by DRM | Tech news blog – CNET News.com:

“Fans of the PlayStation Portable (PSP) media device must continue to wait for a download store, a feature that experts have said is a must if the player is ever to launch a significant challenge to the iPod.

What’s the holdup?

Koller said that concerns about Digital Rights Management (DRM) are part of the problem. The company is trying to find the best way to protect movies from being pirated. Sony has always been big on DRM.”

Has Sony not learned any lessons? The DRM will be cracked within weeks, everything they make available will be around for free, and the entire thing will be a waste of effort.