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.