Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 03, 2006 08:27 AM
I can decide anything I want, including to use only non-DRM content. That is why the freedom to chose is vital. We wanted freedom to chose what to do with software, we created F/OSS software. We want freedom to use content, we can decide to create non-DRM style content. This is being done and approching the quailty of main line entertainment. Do these choices have consequences? Of course, but the affect of not having my children watch DRMed content may be more positive than any damage to their social life. (My parents decided I would not smoke, which had an affect on my social life. Turned out to be a very good choice anyway. Being a parent does mean setting boundries for acceptable behavior.) The only thing stopping the fight is choosing not to fight or saying it can't be done. I have not given my freedom to chose my actions to Hollywood or Microsoft nor anyone else, nor accepted their view that I should consume what they shovel.