Patti (whipartist) wrote,

I hate DRM

Sony's recent rootkit escapades have reminded me of how very much I despise DRM. I decided a while ago that I would not buy any music that was DRMed, which means that the iTunes music store is off-limits to me for anything but browsing.

So I want to buy the Rent movie soundtrack. It's $23.99 at Borders, and I can grab it tomorrow. I was browsing iTunes so I could listen to samples, and I can get it there for $16.99, plus I can have instant gratification. But! It comes with DRM. Which I can remove easily enough, though that's not the point. I guess I go to the store tomorrow.

Today's cost of standing by my principles: six bucks.
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