Originally Posted by Travis Lambert
Wow - great post, Aimee.
I've got some strong feelings myself about the RIAA, and DRM in general. But, this case certainly makes me see the other side. My brain is twisting around trying to justify why I see Stroker's case as perfectly acceptable, but RIAA suing & intimidating filesharer's as unacceptable.
Perhaps its the knowledge that its big corporations like Sony and Viacomm geting shafted, rather than little guys like Stroker or Asri.
While I seem to be in a philosophical quandry right now, I think Aimee's analyisis is spot on: Buisness models that rely upon enforcement of DRM for success are in for a really bumpy ride going forward.
Haha, well, I don't have any trouble twisting my mind around it, because it's wrong in both cases! If I'm going to do it, I'm going to be doing something I know is wrong.
(Not as wrong as other things, maybe, or as wrong as taking advantage of a smaller person - there are degrees of wrong; but still basically wrong.)
Now, I may be doing wrong BECAUSE of my feelings that they had it coming to them for charging too much or whatever (substitute your own feelings there whatever they may be), but it won't mean that I'm doing isn'twrong; it would just be WHY I'm going ahead and doing wrong.
That's my take on it, anyway.