Today was DRM Day at Between the Lines. David Berlind posted three excellent stories that all had something to do with DRM:
- The DRM grinch who stole Christmas
- The day the broadcast died
- How to stop Hollywood and Congress from trampling on your constitutional rights
In addition, I posted a personal story about DRM that claims that the DMCA (yes, I got it wrong at BTL and wrote DCMA) is more about protecting TiVo's (and other company's) business model than it is about protecting the rights of copyright holders.
I was especially intrigued by the post on broadcast. What would really make this take off is Apple putting support for BitTorrent in iTunes. They won't do it. Hollywood has done such a good job of convincing people that file sharing (and particularly BitTorrent) is evil that Apple can't do it. Again, this is much more about protecting entrenched interests than it is about protecting intellectual property.