Music Copy Protection Not Ready For Prime Time


The AP takes a scathing look at music DRM or the lack thereof … “The fact that so-called digital rights management might always be a doomed experiment became painfully clear with the fiasco that erupted after Sony BMG Music Entertainment added a technology known as XCP to more than 50 popular CDs.” And this from analyst Phil Leigh: “The biggest mistake the labels are making is, they’re letting their lawyers make technical decisions. Lawyers don’t have any better understanding of technology than a cow does algebra. They insist on chasing this white whale.”

Meanwhile, RIAA president Cary Sherman just can’t resist.

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