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Monday, May 09, 2005

Hilary Rosen complains about DRM

This is an amazing example of why I hate RIAA's politics. Hilary Rosen has written an article entitled, Steve Jobs Let my Music go complaining about how Apple is handling the Digital Rights Management of their songs. The fucked up thing is that Hilary Rosen is a major player in the development of DRM!

Here's a clip from Hilary Rosen on Wikipedia:
Rosen also launched initiatives to encourage industry-wide standards of new digital copyright protection technologies, including copy protected CDs and a number of digital rights management-enabled media formats for personal computers. Copy protected CDs have not been popular with consumers because they cannot be played in most car CD players or on PCs, and only a few pilot titles were ever distributed with the technology.

And here's a clip from Hilary Rosen's own page describing herself:
She is the former Chairman and chief executive officer of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the trade group representing the U.S. sound recording industry where she served for 17 years before retiring in June 2003.

At RIAA, Rosen played a crucial role in forging a path for the development of new policies and business models for on-line music distribution and is widely credited as being one of the pioneers in developing the crucial relationships between the entertainment and technology industries. She currently consults with various companies on digital distribution and consumer strategies for entertainment products.

As you can see, Hilary Rosen complaining about Digital Rights Management is similar to Bush complaining about Iraqi people being killed in the war. Is she stupid? Didn't she understand anything that she was working on? Was she that much of a puppet?

To quote Hilary herself:
Why am I complaining about this? Why isn’t everyone?

Everyone IS complaining about this Hilary. And the reason you're complaining, is because you created it; you fuck. Fuck you Hilary Rosen. And fuck you RIAA. You reap what you sow.

Link (via Corante)