As I said before: Our computers need to do with our data what we want them to do, not what somebody else determines. We need to stay away from technology that is designed to take away our freedoms: Definitely anything with DRM and non-free systems such as Skype, the iPhone or Windows Vista (even if it's called Mojave).
Update, July 29: Yahoo has now agreed to do the decent thing and refund their customers in full. That is nice, and hopefully will show more content providers that DRM is a very costly proposition on many different levels.
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More Apple madness (follow up)
The GPU, your personal desktop super computer
A truly light-weight OS: Written in ASM, with GUI, networking and apps
Comment by tonyhughes, on 25-Jul-2008 11:41
So why are you blogging on Geekzone? This is all non-open-source, running on Windows??
I am not being a prick, as an open source fan (but probably not as deeply as you) I am genuinely interested in your response.
Comment by P2P Lover, on 27-Jul-2008 02:12
Ever though I NEVER purchased ANY music online and have had no experience with any type of DRMed music I think that DRM music is total bullshit! Why would someone go off and "buy" a song that you can only use on a computer and only when you connected to the internet(correct me if I'm wrong)??? Lets say you're paying like $2.00 for 1 song, a full CD that has 12 tracks cost you around $18. Thats $1.50 a song, no DRM BS which means if you want to make a copy or rip it and put it on your MP3 player or on a MP3 CD or stream it to your XBox 360 from your PC you can! Where do these online music "stores" get off charging you more to "buy" (I almost want to say rent but you have more access to the things you rent!) ONE song/track that you can't do JACK with! And the music industry is wondering why people are "breaking the law" and downloading "illegal" pirated music! WAKE UP RIAA & the music industry! Time to take a LONG hard look at your ancient business model and adept to the times and give up the DRM if you EVER want people to pay for something that currently they can get for free without the restrictions and that actually allows them to use it how THEY WANT TO unlike your "legal" product!!! FOOLS!
Comment by freitasm, on 29-Jul-2008 09:16
At least Yahoo! is going to refund users...