[discuss] Disturbing new DRM trend...

A new mysterious computer has popped up in my local library here in
southern Ontario. It's a Microsoft windows based machine, and its
purpose is supposedly to allow you to download 'free' audiobooks.
Well, they aren't really free of course. The libraries are spending
hundreds of thousands of dollars to 'purchase' these DRM loaded titles
(limited time/copy/play, etc., etc.), which only work on some players,
and used the dreaded Microsoft DRM formats, etc.

These have shown up in Kitchener, Cambridge, Perth County, and
Waterloo public libraries. You can also find much more info (and
download some of this DRM junk), if you are so inclined, here:


Comments, anyone? :-)
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