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OUTCOME: Right On!

No DRM Winner, RIAA Takes a Break

Status: [CLOSED] comments (3) | confidence poll
No one DRM technology emerges as the winner and the RIAA begins to back off as it loses a few legal cases. Still, no Internet-only song wins a Grammy or is even recognized as existing.
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RIAA take a break? No way, they'll go down swinging at the pinata hoping to get more free candy.

MD2000 | Jan 20, 2007 | 4:22PM

There will never be a successful DRM implementation. Someone will hack it. Witness the recent developments regarding Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. Every one that has faced the public has been circumvented. Eric Raymond's comment on eyeballs will stand the test of time.

bill harder | Jan 24, 2007 | 9:17PM

Cartoon view of DRM

Jean Lesperance | Jan 25, 2007 | 10:34AM