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What's The Problem With DRM?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mystik_TK, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. Mystik_TK

    Mystik_TK Thread Starter

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    I was attempting to stream a video from wwe.com and WMP 9 gave me a message saying that my DRM (Digital Rights Management) rights need to be updated in order to play this protected file.

    I've been hearing people bashing DRM for quite some time because of security problems etc.

    So I was wondering if soemone here could tell me what problems there are with DRM and if I should hit the magic "OK" button in order to update it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    The basic problem with DRM is that it adds yet another thing to go wrong with multi-media. :rolleyes: I suspect if you want to play the media in question, you don't have much choice but to upgrade it.

    What is wwe.com anyway? Are you sure that you aren't getting hooked by some spyware/malware site?
     
  3. Mystik_TK

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    :eek: WWE = World Wrestling Entertainment. I was tryng to watch some of my favourite old-school matches.

    What exactly goes wrong?
     
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    "transferring" the rights to various devices seems less than 100% debugged. :rolleyes: DRM is just another annoyance, like viruses and spyware, but legal. (n)
     
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