libraries and DRM

The Listening Post blog over at Wired has an interesting little post about libraries that use Overdrive to “check out” digital content. The content only plays on Windows machines and comes with Digital Rights Management that tries to prevent copying and using materials past its built in due date. More interesting is the comments where people debate whether using DRM in cases like this is actually completely appropriate, or a totally unnecessary inconvenience to library patrons. [del.net]

2 Responses to “libraries and DRM”

  1. lyra Says:

    hmm…libraries dont keep patrons from photocopying whole books do they? i mean, yeah you cant do it at the library, but they certainly arent stoppping you from doing it on your own time with your own money.
    plus, who says that my computer has the capabilities to run this program?

  2. Leo Klein Says:

    I’m afraid to admit it but my favorite comment was by “Tralfaz”.