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How the Music Industry Causes Piracy

Geek-favourite comic strip [^] has a just posted a  comic about music piracy.  It  explains how by using Digital Rights Management (DRM) [^], or copy protection,  the music industry causes the very thing that it seeks to eradicate – music piracy.

xkcd explains piracy

xkcd explains piracy

Basically those of us who want to do the right thing are forced to do the wrong thing to get the right answer – the ability to listen to the music.  And you all thought that the Wall*E movie pirate post was a joke!  This is the bind that the USA’s DMCA [^], and recent or upcoming changes to copyright legislation worldwide are forcing honest consumers to deal with.

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