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major problem is the idea that this is a binary issue - secure or not secure, pirated or not pirated. that is not how copyright works. yet DRM attempts to drive a binary into the equation. great argument from Chris Anderson - of longtail fame.Like good enough computing, just enough piracy:http://longtail.typepad.com/the_long_tail/2005/08/just_enough_pir.htmlif Microsoft could have built 100% DRM into its products in 1990 it would be out of business by now.if students (surely the major piraters in the west; who else has time to spend ripping and burning on an industrial scale) were removed from the equation- the music industry would likely collapse under the weight of boring crap. we need to take a step back and consider (and model?) wider business issues- the value of adoption, longer term relationships, turning "pirates" ("fans") into paying customers. the rise of open source talks to these issues, and a new conception of what barriers to entry are. 20th century economics - barriers to entry are raised by one vendor to ring fence a market from new entrantshowever as is now clear that model is broken. these same barriers to entry also put off developers and customers. we're entering the era of the architecture of participation - and DRM acts against that participation.copyright may seem broken but it seems to work pretty well. i see lots of fat record and software company executives. lack of incentives? give me a break.

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