“Computers Are Never Going to get Worse at Copying Things”

“The one thing that everyone should have uppermost in your mind when you’re designing your business is that computers are never going to get worse at copying things.”

Author, blogger, journalist and activist Cory Doctorow is talking about digital rights management software (DRM), something he passionately opposes.

He believes digital content should be shared freely, and that copyright laws should be liberalised to reflect this. Because in his view it doesn’t only benefit the consumer – this is the only way that media businesses can survive in the digital age.

DRM, according to Mr Doctorow, not only limits the sharing of material, but causes problems for people that have bought that content legally, stopping them moving their purchases to other platforms and often devices.

The above is taken from this excellent BBC article on Cory Doctorow.

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