“I haven’t given up the copyfight, but the general public believes the lie that Big Copyright gets to tell companies and people what they can and can’t do.”
Is it really the case that consumers are buying into the lie, or is it that the majority of consumers have NO IDEA about this? I can only speak for myself, of course, but I bought an iPod almost a year ago and didn’t hear about DMS until, well, ten miutes ago. The only reason I heard about it now is because I looked it up after hearing a guy at work mention that you can’t play iTunes songs on other players. I honestly didn’t do much (any) research before buying an iPod, and I know that is the root of my problem. But what I don’t understand is why this issue doesn’t have more mainstream attention. It’s hard for me to believe that people don’t care about it. Personally I’m pissed and feel like I’ve bought myself into a lifetime of slavery to Apple just to hear my music. I’ve never heard anything at all about this before. I never knew there was any vague sense of controversy about the iPod (because there’s not). Why not? What does it take to get something like this off the pages that people interested in technical things read and onto pages for people that just want to buy something and use it? Or are those days over, and those people fools?