"Today, DRM stands as a perfect example of everything terrible about monopolies, surveillance, and shareholder capitalism."
"We gave up on owning things – property now being the exclusive purview of transhuman immortal colony organisms called corporations – and we were promised flexibility and bargains. We got price-gouging and brittleness."
Wow! That's an opener!
"Our modern secular religion is the worship of markets as self-correcting, self-perfecting systems that merely demand that we all act in our own self-interest to produce an outcome that makes us all better off. Whenever corporations thrive by making us all worse off, we’re told to stop complaining, because it is the “will of the market” at work."
@alcinnz Much more compelling arguments than the writings of Defective By Design.
@aidalgol Well I'm sure to Defective By Design it seems obvious: it's revoking users' software freedoms!
But there's a reason why we insist on having those software freedoms, and you need to be able to explain that in relation to DRM. Which Cory Doctorow does very well.