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Wireless Utopia

The journey towards a free wireless world.

Amazing DRM

Friday, February 17, 2006

With Amazon joining in the fray for music players and downloads, users are going to be slapped with another DRM scheme. Apple already has one. Google recently joined in. Microsoft's had it for a long time. There are countless other ones as well. With the RIAA going after anyone and everyone found sharing files, it is going to proliferate more and more. In the long run, its the users who will suffer, juggling with all the various DRM flavors. As it gets more harder to maintian, consolidation will start happening and finally there will be few left in the market.

In between all this the industry for a DRM less (read free) media distribution will be created. An opportunity waiting to happen.
posted by Rajiv, 5:10 AM

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