Reply to post: Re: Oh, please.

It's happening! It's happening! W3C erects DRM as web standard

bazza Silver badge

Re: Oh, please.

The music industry went almost universally DRM free after an initial stint using DRM technology, so I don't see why it's impossible for the same thing to happen with the movie/TV industry as well.

That's true, but the consequence is that a lot of artists are being paid almost nothing by the likes of Spotify. It used to be the case that even musicians with quite small followings could make a living selling LPs, but nowadays it's hopeless. Selling CDs whilst busking is probably the only way to get a decent return for recordings.

The money now is in the concerts; you cannot digitise and stream the 'experience'.

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