February 22, 2008
DRM is a religion

I don't know why this never dawned on me before - but DRM is a religion, not a technology. The evidence is overwhelming

  • DRM algorithms are protected speech - you're not allowed to criticize them

  • While clearly having its origins in real phenomena that affected the founders of the religion, it has lost all grasp of reality

  • The main redeeming value of the religion is social and moral cohesion among the faithful

  • Unbelievers are infidels, no language, legal process or punishment can be too harsh for them

  • Whether or not the redeeming social benefits outweigh the excessive cost of unreality and absurd moral grandstanding is an open question. Always will be, but the answer "it does" is constantly losing ground

Posted by Claus at February 22, 2008 11:07 AM | TrackBack (0)
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