posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 09:37 AM
For those of you who don't know, DRM stands for "Digital Rights Management".
That is the methods that RIAA and the Music/movie Industry have used to prevent the legal backing up of software/movies/music.
The way they have done it is to put in code that prevents copies from being made (legal or not).
Think of it like radar and radar jamming, an ongoing fight.
For years the RIAA has defended the use of DRM, much to the dislike of millions of honest customers who actually paid for their music. Now, in a
shocking turnaround, the outfit seems to have come to the realization that DRM does more harm than good and has officially declared its death
This has come up many times before, but once in a similar nature-specifically regarding Itunes music you purchase.
That "used" to be DRM infected (protected) and they dropped that.
What they did not bother to tell everyone is that by dropping DRM, they added "identifiable" information regarding the buyer -like their name,
address and itunes account number.