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DRM daydream

Google is closing their online video store tomorrow. In my daydream-world, Google is closing it specifically to make a point, and whatever revenue they might have earned from the service, the opportunity to bring up the implications of DRM is way more valuable.

By picking up its marbles and going home, Google just demonstrated how completely bizarre and anti-consumer DRM technology can be. Most importantly, by pulling the plug on the service, Google proved why consumers have to be allowed to circumvent copy controls.


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