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RIAA declares DRM is Dead

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Kosko, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Kosko

    Kosko Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    The mighty RIAA has declared that Digital Rights Management is dead. Whether or not this affects anything is yet to be seen.

    As a person that doesn't trust buying cd's since Sony started installing rootkits on computers; this would be a huge advancement.

    My view is, if you pay for your music, you should be able to use it without fear; or continue to have your work pirated. (Looking at you iTunes!). This would be a huge advancement for a lagging industry.

  2. WookieeForLife


    Sep 30, 2008
    Wha-a-a-a-at? I'm confused.
  3. Craig_S

    Craig_S Inactive

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    Where did you get this info from?
  4. Absentia


    Feb 25, 2009
  5. Lol.

    I never buy music anymore anyways...I get it from friends.
  6. (gasp!) You is da Debil!!! :eek:


    C'mon! You mean that even though the price of CDs hasn't dropped since 1989, you aren't going to still cough up $16 for ONE CD containing only 10 to 12 songs?

    Geez! It's like you want a fair deal or something!
    The nerve of some shoppers! :scowl:
  7. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    YEAH! Paying for someones work is totally stupid! ROCK ON!

    Now I am going to go download few folks who stand outside the home depot so they can built me a fence!
  8. If i had money, I'd buy used stuff from Amazon, and then rip it, and then store the CDs as backups. But i have no money, so i get music from my friends.
  9. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome - Dallas
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
  10. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    Why would anyone pay $16 for a CD? Most I ever pay is probably $13, usually more around $10. And ten to twelve songs is quite a lot with some of the bands I listen to. Twelve songs would be close to two hours of music with some.
  11. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    I purchased a Michael Jackson No. 1 hits CD a couple of days ago for $14. It has about 17 songs on it. Less than $.99 a song being charged by iTunez.
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification

    That same CD is available at iTunes for $9.99. That's less than $14.
  13. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Quick, its a maths off.
  14. Kosko

    Kosko Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    The worry comes from the things we know record companies have done in the past. Like installing rootkits on a computer without warning or permission from the user.
  15. daystcity


    Mar 23, 2008
    Where am I?!?!?
    DRM is why I started buying CD's, now it's because you can get them used or new for cheap (half.com) and sometimes Itunes doesn't have the band I want, or it's at Itunes quality which ticks me off.