Sometimes, the best thing to do on a weekend evening is to stay up late, knocking around your computer and the internets, and listing to random music.
Tag Archive for iTunes
A year or so ago, I purchases an anti-DRM shirt on the interweb. It was amazing to me how many people had no idea what DRM was, and I was often asked what the shirt meant (giving me a chance to give my little soap box speech on DRM)
But, people are starting to get a real life education on DRM, as some of the earlier players in the online music game are starting to get out of the business, and they are taking their authentication servers with them. First, MSN announced they were closing the doors to their service (and have since backed off on the killing of the DRM authentication servers) and now, Yahoo! is doing the same thing.
I purchase a lot of music from iTunes, although I’m not pleased with the fact that a lot of their music is still protected. I will use utilites to remove the DRM, just so I’m not stuck high and dry if something like this should ever happen. I purchased the music legally, I shouldn’t have to prove it’s mine every time I want to listen to it. I’m not doing anything illegal, so I shuoldn’t be treated as such.