One of the things that many consumers dislike about the music companies nowadays is that they try to put too many restrictions on us. First, they wanted to dictate where we could get our music – they did not want downloading to happen. Then they wanted to dictate the price that we would pay for the music we love – you bet they dislike the word free when it applies to any of their music. Now they want to tell us where we can play our music as well.
On one hand it seems fair. The digital rights management or DRM is intended to prevent making copies of the songs for illegal distribution. Everybody understands that.
On the other hand, some DRM prevents the user from playing their music on certain music players. You won’t be able to make a copy of a track to play on another music player. Some won’t let you make a disc of the songs you already paid for. That restriction is what bothers most people.
If you buy a CD from a store, you would have no problems making a copy on your computer or transferring it to your music player. The problem only occurs on the downloaded tracks. Does there not seem to be something wrong here?
So what can be done to break the chains and put freedom (and proper security) where it should be?
[tags] music,download,DRM,digital rights management,songs,tracks,burn,copy,music player [/tags]