March 18, 2006
More reasons to avoid DRM! I just finished reading this article: Tests find DRM shortens player battery life by up to ~25% - CD Freaks.com Basically, the headline says it all. Because DRM requires additional circuitry and additional processing power, you could be giving up your precious battery life to feed the fears of the music industry. And 25% of your battery life can be pretty precious with smaller players rated at only a few hours. I've posted about why DRM is evil before, but this is yet another reason to avoid feeding the DRM world. Digital Rights Management doesn't manage YOUR rights, after all. Instead, it steals them. By buying DRM music, you're agreeing to have your rights taken away. Do yourself a favor and don't buy into it.