An analogy of DRM, from an interview with the hacker who broke the code:
Recently, Steve Jobs said DRM was having an adverse effect on the number of songs he was able to sell in iTunes. Several other people have begun to see the light that DRM simply can’t work in the long run. Other alternatives are needed. I’ve posted about DRM before here and here.
There is no future in which bits will get harder to copy. Instead of spending billions on technologies that attack paying customers, the studios should be confronting that reality and figuring out how to make a living in a world where copying will get easier and easier. They’re like blacksmiths meeting to figure out how to protect the horseshoe racket by sabotaging railroads.The railroad is coming. The tracks have been laid right through the studio gates. It’s time to get out of the horseshoe business.