RIAA believes that DRM is dead?

By Justin · 5 replies
Jul 20, 2009
  1. Anytime there is news about someone high up in the tech industry criticizing DRM, it\'s generally a positive experience – there are few consumers who approve of it and it\'s nice to know people on the inside realize that. But what if one of its biggest backers were now to frown upon DRM? That seems to be the case with Jonathan Lamy, chief spokesperson for the RIAA.

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  2. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Its wasted a ton of money, and at the best has held people from the content illegally maybe a month.

    Even England admitted it was losing its empire at some point.
  3. Well, yeah, if there's a business that supports it DRM won't die. What the RIAA is trying to tell its sellers is that it's a bad business move. The RIAA is the last group to adopt new economic models and new tactics for making a profit from content, so when they stand for something the lagging back half of the industry follows. It's a statement to its sellers, therefore it is trying to get companies to stop using DRM as a business tactic. The RIAA is projecting a message for its members, and that's the purpose of their statements to Torrent Freak.

    Great new read: the book by Chris Anderson called FREE: The Future of a Radical price.
  4. Space_Cowboy

    Space_Cowboy TS Enthusiast Posts: 34

    How about the RIAA dying as well? Just a nice thought!
  5. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Actually, I thought the RIAA itself was the back half of music. You know, the south end of an art form headed north.
  6. Bun-Bun

    Bun-Bun TS Rookie

    Happy days ensue when no more DRM exists.

    If this is true it makes me happy :D
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