Thursday, September 07, 2006

Kim Cameron's iTunes drm problems

Kim Cameron is not pleased that a Bob Dylan album he has bought from iTunes doesn't work as he expected because of Apple's drm. He is very annoyed.

I see Martin's been having a few problems with his iPods too. Now if folks like Kim Cameron and Martin Weller, who are pretty good with technical gadgets of all kinds, are tripping over drm to this extent, then the chances of the rest of us ordinary mortals navigating these waters without mishap are slim to negligible. Market fundamentalists would suggest that such a situation would mean that drm won't be long for this world. I suspect it may hang on in there for some time inflicting just the kind of woes experienced by Kim and Martin before it finally gets put to rest.

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