Defective by Design


xkcd on Sharing...

Submitted by mattl on Wed, 2011-09-28 08:02

If you haven't seen Sharing by xkcd, it's worth a look.

In the strip, some friends discover a tree with a USB port sticking out of it. Upon connecting a computer to it, they discover an ebook -- Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree, as a DRM'd Amazon Kindle file.

The book cannot be opened and sharing is not allowed.

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xkcd -- "Steal this comic"

Submitted by mattl on Tue, 2008-11-04 11:14

Via xkcd

"I spent more time trying to get an audio book playing than it took to listen to the book. I have lost every other piece of DRM-locked music I have paid for."

See the guide to DRM-free living for services that don't implement DRM.

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