[ILUG-BOM] DRM and starving artists [OT]

jtd jtd@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Wed Oct 25 15:38:54 IST 2006


 "Weird Al" Yankovic had several hits in the past but could not get 
his newer works published by the music overlords. So he published it 
on the net.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061024-8064.html

Which brings us to the DRM worm and gplv3. does drm protect 
copyrighted works or merely extends tenure of crooked monopolies on 
distribution. Recently Yoko ono (wife of beatles John Lennon) sued a 
music company for deliberately misstating sales (and hence royalties) 
- a rather difficult propsition with online downloads.

-- 
Rgds
JTD



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