Techsploitation Nation

Analee Newitz on DRM and technological lock-in/lock-outs: Techsploitation

Our toys are broken because entertainment companies have gigantic sticks jammed into their asses about something called “intellectual property,” which they guard with everything from lawyers to cops. In their zeal to stop people from using their legitimately purchased content, these companies have gummed up their media with so much copy-prevention garbage that it’s practically impossible to watch or listen to anything at your leisure. You might as well wrap your digital media presents in chains.