C38368Even worse is the fact that the RIAA, collectively, has been able to get away with blaming any/all poor financial performance on piracy. Has anyone actually seen proof, or even fact-based evidence to back this up? I certainly haven't. DRM won't help that; decent music sure as hell will..
No kidding. Make good music, and people will buy it. The stuff being released nowadays isn't worth my time. Perhaps I'm getting old, but I think most music anymore is without soul, created by talentless "artists" and is complete and utter garbage.
...which is fine. I have a large enough selection of older music that I do like to last me a lifetime.
I still subscribe to the notion though that the DRM restrictions will be easily circumvented eventually. I too only use backups in my car (I've had my car broken into in the past and lost over 100 originals), and rip everything onto my ipod. I'd hate to think I'd have to have a special pc setup to make that as seamless as it is now.
We have a music forum to discuss that kind of thing. On-topic please. ;)
Same thing. Most of the music today is rap or something crappy. There is some decent music out there still.
bought and paid for, around between devices.
People like the RIAA say you only bought the rights to it, which is stupid. At lest they can't enforce these rules on older os's that are not connected into the internet without violating some laws. I hope to get an old PC, stick windows 98 se on there and play all my old games on there. I will make sure I have a CD buruner so I can copy some CD's.
PethegreatPeople like the RIAA say you only bought the rights to it, which is stupid.
To which I say: fine, I bought and paid for the rights to play it on any device I bloody well please.
To date, I fail to see any reason why I should waste my money on something like Vista, with DRM being no small part of it.
I didn't make it!
i have never used Vista , so i dnt know much about it.
They made a hack for the Windows validation tool, the DRM is doomed....
Uhh...I'm not sure how that integrates with DRM, but if you're talking about this then MS fixed it a while ago...
Did they? :uhm: On topic: I'll wait and see what it costs and performs, and how the alternatives compare to it.
Windows activiation isn't a barrier, the only thing they stop you from doing is updating manually from the website. Having an illegal copy of XP with the activation system cracked still allows you to use it past 30 days as well as using automatic updates. And the ones they put on automatic updates, ie the security updates, are the important ones.
FYI I own both XP Home Upgrade and Pro OEM, I just...know stuff. :p