Windows-Nutzer sollten sich schonmal auf das neue Windows Media Player 11 DRM freuen, was demnächst in ihren Computern zu finden sein wird. Früher oder später wird es vermutlich im Rahmen eines Mediaplayer-Updates auf die Rechner kommen. The Inquirer bietet einen ersten Vorgeschmack über die nutzerfreundlichen Features: Microsoft Media Player shreds your rights. Viel Spass.
THINK DRM WAS bad already? Think I was joking when I said the plan was to start with barely tolerable incursions on your rights, then turn the thumbscrews? Welcome to Windows Media Player 11, and the rights get chipped away a lot more. Get used to the feeling, if you buy DRM infected media, you will only have this happen with increasing rapidity.
One of the problems with WiMP11 is licensing and backing it up. If you buy media with DRM infections, you can’t move the files from PC to PC, or at least you can’t and have them play on the new box. If you want the grand privilege of moving that content, you need to get the approval of the content mafia, sign your life away, and use the tools they give you. If you want to do it in other ways, you are either a lawbreaker or following the advice of J Allard. Wait, same thing.