Digital Rights Management. Customers don’t like it but customers like Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs is against DRM. Apple’s iTunes store
is was the most successful showcase for DRM. DRM means other people control what you can do with the technical stuff you own because they have a stake in it. DRM is a modern chasity belt. No wonder the topic is controversial. So you get a nice polarised debate when you consult the different stakeholders.
Title: Notice and Request for Public Comments
Subject Category: FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies – Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle
Published: To Be Added
Comments Due: January 30, 2009
The FTC also explains what this DRM is all about:
Digital rights management (DRM) refers to technologies typically used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, and copyright holders to attempt to control how consumers access and use media and entertainment content. Among other issues, the workshop will address the need to improve disclosures to consumers about DRM limitations. Interested parties may submit written comments or original research on this topic.