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DRM, Illustrated

March 18, 2010 7:00:27.737

This comic is great - the complexity added by DRM adds so many possible points of failure that it's just not funny.

posted by James Robertson


Re: DRM, Illustrated

[Vincent Clement] March 18, 2010 9:00:14.188

My wife bought seasons 1 and 2 of Lost. She didn't watch the show on TV and would rather watch the series at her own pace. This also meant that she was likely to BUY other seasons of Lost.

One day she inserted a DVD into our five-year old laptop with Windows XP, and several programs refused to play the DVD. I took the DVD, used DVDFab to rip a DRM-free copy and voila, she was able to watch the DVD with no problem.

If the rip didn't work, I was ready to introduce my wife to steps 20, 21 and 22.

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