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In pursuit of market control now, deployers of DRM are robbing us of our culture in perpetuity by enclosing the future commons.

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@webmink Are you aware of the W3C proposal for the standardisation of DRM?

@webmink what surprised me was that all the editors were from big name companies.

I was reading about the DMCA laws and it appears that there is no time length (unlike the copyright) on how long before a piece of DRM'ed content can be safety bypassed, this if implemented would be a huge step backwards, not to mention going against W3C mission statements...

I can only hope W3C members do the right thing. This has gone on for too long.

@miwilc Yes, there is no-one lobbying for the Commons and the legislators have forgotten the social contract behind copyright.


The comment mentioned, is a expected one from any content producer, from any sensible company.

These people must be made to see that DRM causes more problems than it solves.

There are increasing studies, (to my knowledge) that DRM-free content will sell better, and priacy was reduced by a considerable percentage.

@miwilc Given the depth of corporate support for the proposal and the recent ratification of it by W3C the best next response seems to be public explanations of why DRM is toxic to culture...