Ludicrous to expect DRMed music to work forever


Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 15:35 (2463/3) by capnasty

Steven Metalitz, the Washington DC lawyer who represents the MPAA, RIAA, and other rightsholders, responded to a host of questions from the Copyright Office following up on live hearings held earlier this year. In those comments, Metalitz strongly opposes any exemption that would allow users to legally strip DRM from content if a store goes dark and takes down its authentication servers.


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Lawyers are tards...

njm said on August 2, 2009 at 12:54 (EDT) (4874)

Only a full-of-shite lawyer (who coincidently looks like he hasn't had a bowel movement in a month of Sundays) could seriously make & believe this comment below from the linked article. What an asshat. DRM is gone from iTunes, Amazon and was a bad idea from the beginning. This guy should trying going online once he gets out of the toilet....

"To recognize the proposed exemption would surely discourage any content provider from entering the marketplace for online distribution... unless it was committed to do so... forever. This would not be good for consumers, who would find a marketplace with less innovation and fewer choices and options."