The Inhumanity of DRM

The Inhumanity of DRM

Is the pursuit of Digital Rights Management preventing people from doing what’s most important with valuable content?

What is digital rights management actually good for? As content creators we try to protect and leverage the works we produce. But as human beings, are we missing a more important point? DAM News has published an article I wrote that speaks to my perspectives on our pursuit of perfect DRM.

From the article:

We spend millions researching and developing technologies and procedures that promise to offer post-DAM content protection, but how realistic is this? Should we train search engines to crawl the Internet looking for violations? Are you willing to embed virus-like code into your content that “phones home” to let you know where it is? How much would you be willing to pay for such technologies? How much would you trust them?

Please read “The Inhumanity of DRM” and let me know what you think in the comments section below.