VOD: Is DRM harmful?

This excerpt from a BetaNews article makes me think it is.

A crack in the digital rights management software for Windows Media caused a British television network to suspend its movie and sports content download service while it updates the DRM on its files. A program called FairUse4WM is able to strip the copy protection from files.

“In order to make an essential update to the Sky by broadband security system, we are sorry that access to all movies and some sports content has been temporarily suspended,” TV network BSkyB said in a statement on its site. “We will keep you posted on progress and apologise for any inconvenience.”

Link to rest of the article


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