Jeffrey Kay <jkay@ENGENIA.COM> wrote:
>Most of what we pay for when we buy audio CDs are the atoms and their
Surely not. It's mostly the A&R, the marketing, etc.
>Like all DRM, it protects the content hopefully to the extent that
>the price of the content is lower than the cost of defeating the
>protection scheme. That is, of course, where all DRM has failed to
>date -- the cost of defeating the protection scheme tends to be very
>low. DeCSS and "unfuck" were two great examples of that.
In particular, the cost of defeating a DRM is negative for some
people, i.e. they do it for fun, for its own sake, for political
reasons, rather than to get at the protected content.
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