- Computer Users: DRM turns your computer against you
- Computer Scientists: DRM will fail through emulation
- Corporations: DRM has to be undone to be used
- Lawyers: DRM makes machines judge, jury and executioner
- Media Companies: DRM destroys value
I got some responses that said these looked contradictory. In fact, the DRM industry seems to see the implications. The logic of point 2 — that a general purpose computer can emulate any digital, and many analog devices — for them means that outlawing general purpose computers makes sense, and that is what they are trying to do, thereby fulfilling points 1 and 4.
At the same time as they are demanding that law enforcement hand over our phone, email and web browsing histories to them, they are continuing to install hacking software on our computers.
This isn't even new behaviour - they tried to amend the USA PATRIOT act to let them hack people's computers with impunity.
Howevr, they do need to remember point 5. How much has the recall of their malevolent code-carrying CDs cost Sony so far this Christmas?