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RIAA denies DRM is "dead" quote

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jul 2009 17:32 User comments (14)

RIAA denies DRM is "dead" quote Yesterday, TF posted that according to an interview in SCMagazine, RIAA chief spokesperson Jonathan Lamy had declared the death of DRM (digital rights management), putting an end to years of backing from the trade group.
When asked about his thoughts on the rights management scheme, Lamy apparently said: "DRM is dead, isn't it?" Also looking to the future, Lamy said it was "clear" that DRM was not part of the picture.

According to an email sent to BetaNews however, the quote is "blatantly inaccurate." He did add however, that DRM is slowly but surely moving towards death in the music world, but remains important in the TV and movie world.

The RIAA has spent years backing the policy of DRM, despite harsh criticisms against the controversial standard.

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14 user comments

120.7.2009 18:06
pphoenix
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it was probably more like "drm is dead, mwahahahaha" with his figures crossed behind his back while sony load another salvo against the paying customer with another covert XCP Rootkit

He should rename himself to Dick Dastardly.


This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Jul 2009 @ 18:10

220.7.2009 18:35

Yeah, I figured there was something fishy about the quote - it was just too intelligent of a concept to come from someone in the RIAA.

320.7.2009 18:59
pphoenix
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Originally posted by nonoitall:
Yeah, I figured there was something fishy about the quote - it was just too intelligent of a concept to come from someone in the RIAA.
you mean these ass hats!

RIAA:

* EMI
* Sony Music Entertainment
* Universal Music Group
* Warner Music Group

420.7.2009 19:16
varnull
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520.7.2009 20:37

DRM is dead but for the few rich fools who think wasting money on it makes them money.

DRM as we know it is dead mainly because it restricts consumers, less consumers means less profit.

621.7.2009 10:25

who cares what he says, the truth is, DRM is pretty fn far from dead! These guys don't know how to tell the truth.

721.7.2009 15:27

it is dead when the pirates get a hold of it. Argg..We be killin them mateys

823.7.2009 22:19

Won't be long, good old Shrink will be working on its own again.

"Ding Dong the witch is dead......."

924.7.2009 7:57

I should hope NOT! I spend 25-30 bucks on a DRM remover and I have not gottem my moneys worth yet. Keep DRMs flowing you morons!

1024.7.2009 12:58

Originally posted by Mez:
I should hope NOT! I spend 25-30 bucks on a DRM remover and I have not gottem my moneys worth yet. Keep DRMs flowing you morons!

you tell 'em!!

1124.7.2009 13:43

anyone here about the new kindle fiasco?
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/...tm_medium=email

1224.7.2009 14:03

Interesting post but far from earth shattering. It is akin to Youtube having something that is copyrighted. Amazon can't do an exhaustve search for every thing they sell. They assume the goods are OK until they hear otherwise. A promt removal after discovery ought to be good enough unless you are "The Bay" then it is off with their heads.

1324.7.2009 14:04

@Mez

you do make a good point! What's the fun if they aren't hard to backup anymore-we need more SAW $hit.

1424.7.2009 14:27

Well I would't have been caught with my pants down. I back up, DRM remove at the get go. No mater how hard or what the cost (probably wuih in reason) I didn't care that it cost me $30 to remove one stinking DRM. I do have my principles! I do not trust "the man" one angstrom.

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