On 03/04/07, Jason Cartwright <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Yes, of course. However, I said "more people put the unDRMed file on the torrents". The file without DRM will be easier to distribute, therefore perhaps more people will.
Apart from the fact that once the DRM is stripped no one else has to know about DRM. Most people sharing files on torrents are using the unDRMed version. Once one person strips the DRM and starts to upload it, everyone else can download and upload it without knowing what DRM is. This ratio can be huge, 10:1, 100:1, 1000:1, theoretically 1million:1. This is the ratio of people to the original uploader, not the ratio of download to uploaders, it's only the original uploader who has to strip DRM, all the other uploaders are doing is uploading the bits of the file they downloaded. There is bound to be one person who knows how to strip the DRM and takes the time to do so. Making the file DRM free may reduce piracy. DRM free is a better product, it can be played in the users choice of system. Why spend money on a poorer version when you can get DRM free data? And as most people are not skilled enough to strip DRM themselves, then their only way of getting DRM free music is to download it illegally, until now that is. Note that many CDs have some form of DRM on them. Andy -- First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/