[Dare Obasanjo:DRM] How DRM Saved Us All From DRM

by M. David Peterson

Update: Some keen words-of-wisdom from "critic",

It's still an immutable law of economics that high margins can only be supported by monopolies. As the monopolies erode (as they are now doing because of lowered economic barriers to entry in everything from recording and post-production to distribution), consumers have more choice, and they don't choose restrictions without benefits.


Nicely stated!

[Original Post]

Close to the end of the third episode of The Matrix, Agent Smith, after "defeating" Neo, suddenly realizes that "this isn't how it ends." to then realize that what he has actually done is defeated himself.

Okay, so there's obviously more to the story than this, but if there are lessons to be learned by this exchange, at least one of them is this,

You don't *HAVE* to defeat evil. Evil will defeat itself.

That's not to say that we shouldn't continue to fight all of that in which is evil. Without a fight, "Evil" transforms itself into the status quo, or, in other words, without a fight, what was once considered evil becomes so ingrained into society that it is no longer seen as being evil, and instead, normal.

Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Article in NY Times on Why DRM is Evil

2 Comments

critic
2007-01-15 05:17:08
You speak sense.


It's still an immutable law of economics that high margins can only be supported by monopolies. As the monopolies erode (as they are now doing because of lowered economic barriers to entry in everything from recording and post-production to distribution), consumers have more choice, and they don't choose restrictions without benefits.

M. David Peterson
2007-01-15 22:11:27
@critic,


> You speak sense.


Thanks! :D


As to the rest of your comment, *very well* stated! Am going to bring this to the top of the post. Thanks!