posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:05 PM
DRMs are put in because companies feel that too many people are not paying for their content. Simple as that. In my high school most games for the PC
were pirated. Yes I have pirated, but I don't anymore, not even for previews, nor ROMS of games they don't sell anymore. I don't even go for movie
streams online anymore, despite them being easily available. Not many people will buy Photoshop even if they like it, too expensive, but most would
rather make a copy of something they have no right to and use it. I can dig that most people want software to be free and feel entitled to cheat the
developers out of their trust, which is why they don't trust users much anymore--hence DRMs--, but I feel programming can be done professionally, not
only by GNU hobbyists, and if they want to protect their product from piracy they have every right to, and probably rationally should, put DRMs. I
blame DRMs on the easily available warez of most software online.
Too many people think as consumers, not producers.