Defective by Design

Spotify

Spotify is Defective by Design

Submitted by mattl on Thu, 2011-08-18 09:54

The music streaming service Spotify uses Digital Restrictions Management (DRM); push back by saying NO to Spotify's invitations.

After being available in Europe for some time, Spotify has launched in the United States with a publicity campaign inviting people to use the service.

Our conclusion: Spotify is using DRM to prevent things legally permitted even by overly strict US copyright law, making Spotify defective by design.

Topic:  Spotify

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