I signed up to bandrm petition on defective by design a few months ago, and today I recieved in my email the response from the British government. One line stands out:

However, DRM does not only act as a policeman through technical protection measures, it also enables content companies to offer the consumer unprecedented choice in terms of how they consume content, and the corresponding price they wish to pay.

Excuse me but what the fuck? What exactly do they mean by unprecedented choice in terms of how they consume content? Choice my ass! Choice is exactly what DRM tries to limit! That’s the sole purpose of DRM!

How can a government which is supposed to represent it’s people answer with such a obvious lie? I didn’t expect them to go Oh, right, now that you mention it DRM is crap, let’s ban it. But to give this answer to obviously informed people is just ridiculous.


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