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Yet another call to dump DRM... the time is ripe for Polite Copy Control

DRM is too clunky… too publisher centric and just plain unworkable… its more about squeezing dollars out of punters rather than the ethical imperative… to stop mass piracy…

The debate over digital-rights management is coming to a head. On the one hand, efforts to implement technology to prevent the copying of consumer-oriented entertainment is increasingly viewed as ineffective. Indeed, no less an industry figure than Apple CEO Steve Jobs has called for the elimination of DRM. At the same time, content providers continue to search for a magic technical elixir that’ll protect their revenue streams against unauthorized copying.

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