QUOTE(twistedsymphony @ Oct 4 2007, 11:22 AM)
There are a few DRM free stores, Apple is starting to offer it and MS's Zune store will have DRM-free music as well. A few notable PC games have gone DRM free as well. If music goes whole hog-DRM free then maybe there is hope yet for movies... I wouldn't hold my breath on games though.
I know this is for an entirely different topic, but I don't think games should be DRM free, until they are 2 generations old. PS1 and N64 ROMs should be DRM free, and free to distribute. Maybe new games should be DRM free for single player, but not for multiplayer.
Musicians should make their money from their shows (Concerts, TV appearances, etc.), not their demo disks. And, movies should make their money from their shows, (Theater, TV, public viewings, etc.). If money is to be made at a memorabilia store for either, it should be from the added values (Art, books, posters, etc.) DRM is stupid, because it defeats the purpose of demoing their stuff. People cannot even put the song or movie they own in multiple formats. Why would an artist limit their ability to be seen and heard? Less publicity equals less ticket sales. *See Trent Reznor's and Radiohead's latest albums.
Games are not the demo, it is the content. If there were gaming theaters or game concerts, that would be different. Games are not there to relive the moment, they are supposed to be the moment.This post has been edited by throwingks: Oct 4 2007, 06:41 PM