Viviane Reding misses the point

In a recent report, the European Union commissioner for information society and media made a breathtakingly naive statement in support of DRM, mere days after consumer pressure has managed to convince the mainstream music publishers that applying arbitrary restrictions to users use of the music they’ve bought is a bad idea.

The last thing the anti-DRM movement needs is knee-jerk trendy European legislation attempting  to plaster a “one size fits all” DRM “solution” (more than likely Microsoft based) onto a system which is only now beginning to work.

Defective by Design have an open letter on their site and I’d recommend that anyone interested in avoiding having their digital music tied to a specific platform signs it.

An Open Letter to Viviane Reding.

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