Experts call it Digital Restrictions Management

For those of you who can read German: Germanys most important weekly newspaper, DIE ZEIT, has an excellent article about the Sony DRM Rootkit. It seems that the pro-DRM campaign by the large music rights holding houses is showing signs of wear and tear.

Indeed, the article contains the sentence

Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) ist dafür das Fachwort, und eine Fülle (inkompatibler) Lösungen und Teil-Standards existiert dafür inzwischen.

("Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) is the technical term for this, and a multitude of (incompatible) solutions and partial standards exist by now.")

 

So it seems the time for DRM euphemism is indeed coming to an end.

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About Georg Greve

Georg Greve is CEO and President of the Board at Kolab Systems AG, a Swiss Open Source ISV for collaboration and communication, also available as Swiss hosted service Kolab Now. During his 20+ year career in Free and Open Source Software he has been author of the Brave GNU World, one of the most widely spread columns on the subject, founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and provided input to various governmental and inter-governmental organisations. In 2009 Georg was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon by the Federal Republic of Germany for his contributions to Open Source and Open Standards.
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