FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle
When i buy digital music it will more likely than not stay digital and thus forever subject to corruption and deletion due to no cause of my own. a physical disk will always be available to me irregardless of format changes or devise failure. tying my music to a particular devise is in my mind little more than renting music, it WILL self destruct at some point in time. Just look at all the people that bought downloadable content for the X-box 360. one small failure and its all wiped out, the only recourse is to re-purchase something you are supposed to have already owned. I no longer buy music digital or physical due 100% to the actions of the RIAA and the music industry as a whole. their wholesale extortion tactics towards p2p downloaders in the courtroom is simply mafia tactics in my mind and i will have nothing to do with any industries that sue children and those unable to defend themselves in court. its extortion plain and simple. the reassurances by the music industry are best described as ineffectual in practice or out right lies in regards to copy protection and digital rights management. i could go on but they clearly resent their own customer base.