I was at a conference recently where a speaker was describing his company's product plans, which included digital music, and how much money and effort his company was expending on copyright protection to make it hard to copy copyrighted material, and to enable tracking down the culprits when they did. This is stupid. It is stupid for two reasons: firstly because all money spent on policing (and that is usually not a small sum) is wasted profit, and secondly because they should want to have as many people possible copying their works: it should be as easy as possible.…
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