The apparently failed update from Microsoft changed the IBX
in PlaysForSure rendering v.1.1 useless to users who were forced to update
through their content provider. FairUse4WM v.1.2 is backwards compatible with
files that have yet to be updated. Unfortunately as of right now the software
still doesn’t work Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 UR2 users or for the
Windows Media Format 9. Although it only took Microsoft 3 days to issue its
first fix it appears that the FairUse4WM creators are still one step ahead of
the software giant.
quote: But, companys should push hard to give the people what they want.
quote: It's just like gas if you think about it. They could charge us $5/gallon if they wanted! If you don't like the price of gas, then why don't you walk to work you lazies!
quote: Digital Rights Management (generally abbreviated to DRM) is any of several technologies used by publishers to control access to and usage of digital data (such as software, music, movies) and hardware, handling usage restrictions associated with a specific instance of a digital work.
The position put forth is that copyright holders are attempting to restrict use of copyrighted material in ways already granted by statutory or common law applying to copyright. Others, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation consider some DRM schemes to be anti-competitive, citing the iTunes Music Store as an example.
Some critics of the technology, including the Free Software Foundation, suggest that the use of the word "Rights" is misleading and suggest that people instead use the term Digital Restrictions Management
DRM vendors and publishers coined the term digital rights management to refer to the types of technical measures discussed here, applying it only to digital media (and analog media that has been released in digital form).