Dumb Library.... DRM Stupidity

Discussion in 'iPod' started by AtHomeBoy_2000, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2005
    My wife was interested in checking out Audio Book sfrom our local library. THought this quote was rather interesting...

    Actually, iPods DO support DRM (FairPlay) just not the type this company uses. Such a stupid statement by the library.
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Leave it to public agencies to use a format (WMA DRM) that is incompatible with 75%+ of the portable music players out there... :rolleyes:
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Wording nitpicks aside, the blurb is essentially correct. The iPod does not currently offer any time-limited DRM scheme, via FairPlay or otherwise.
  4. AtHomeBoy_2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2005
    I would be all for an Open Source DRM that has two options... paid or free. The rule is that you can include the "Paid" flag int he DRM only if you charge for the file. And you can only include the "Free" flag in the DRM if it is a file that is offered for free (libraries, demo songs, podcasts, ect). That way, all a file can be compatable accross many players yet STILL offer companies (specifically Apple) the the chance to block playback of "Paid" songs.

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