DRM makes data less valuable

Matthew Nuzum —  — Leave a comment

Gizmodo: “DRM makes data less valuable.” I’m happy to pay for my free music. I like iTunes, but the problem is, you are restricted on how/when/where you can listen to your music if you buy from the iTunes store. When I said “free” above, I mean free as in speech. I think if we like a service or product, we should say so with our wallets. I have absolutely no problems buying music, but I prefer to do so using CDs because it allows me to listen to the songs anywhere I want. I copy all my music onto the computer in MP3 format (because MP3 is the defacto standard) allowing me to mix and match my songs in any order I like. It allows me to make mix CDs to listen to in the car or to copy the songs onto a portable device. I like the way the above link describes DRM as making the data “less valuable.” That’s exactly the correct term; The music is just as good, you just can’t listen to it anywhere you want. You have restrictions.

If it helped, please share!Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Google+

Matthew Nuzum

Posts Twitter Facebook

Web guy, big thinker, loves to talk and write. Front end web, mobile and UX developer for John Deere ISG. My projects: @dsmwebgeeks @tekrs @squaretap ✝