Is DRM’s future in doubt, or is it just wishful thinking?

If you’re concerned about the proliferation of DRM, fear not: it’s inevitably “headed for the historical dustbin.” Cory Doctorow says so, in The Register. Well, that’s a relief; I was worried for a while there.

All right, seriously, for all that I tend to agree with Doctorow on the undesirability of DRM, and hope just as fervently as he does that it will go away, I do have to take his grandiose pronunciations on its future with a few grains of salt. He wears the habitual rose-colored glasses of the impassioned activist, and sometimes they lead him to what I feel are unrealistic conclusions. But at least this Register interview has a few interesting bits to ponder on.

The most noteworthy bit is Doctorow’s contention that the entertainment industry is really starting to get annoyed with all these other industries attempting to take advantage of the DMCA’s anti-circumvention…

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