If you were to take a snapshot of Digg.com at midnight on May 1st, 2007 you would see the power of the interweb.
Every story on the front page of Digg.com is the key to cracking HD-DVD’s. This is a great example of trying to treat adults like children and telling them how and where they can play video content they have purchased. DRM is simply bad business and if we continue to see widespread protests like we have tonight, DRM will be a thing of the past.
It is really unfortunate that the Motion Picture industry does not see the value in distributing their films without the restrictions of DRM which is obviously not stopping anyone. All of the major movie download services are dealing with the 800 pound gorilla that is DRM just to get distribution agreements with all of the studios. These services then try to provide a quality experience to their customers but can not truly do so with DRM wrapped around all of the films.
What should be done about this? I think the studios should start trusting their most valuable resource – You – the customer.
What do you think? I would really like to hear any comments or suggestions on what should be done regarding DRM.