2019-06-29 Microsoft illustrates why DRM is shit

@rdonoghue wrote [1]:

Reminded that the Microsoft ebook store closes next week. The DRM’d books will stop working.

I cannot believe that sentence.

“The books will stop working.”

I keep saying it and it sounds worse each time.

I liked the reply by @foxwitch [2]:

IMO any company that shuts down their DRM servers should be legally required to distribute the keys and/or a tool to remove their own DRM

At the very least! Or we should outlaw it. Or at least remove the ban on circumvention technologies because fuck this shit.

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