Can’t really say it much better than Marc Hedlund at O’Reilly. Content Providers are a bunch of morons. They have customers standing at the cash register waiting to pay for a product – and instead of selling you the product, they would rather treat you like dirt and tell you screw off – the only way you can get it the way you want it is to steal it. That’s smart.
That strategy really has been working for the music industry (not). People don’t want to steal content. They just want to be treated fairly and respected in exchange for their purchase. Look how successful Amazon and iTunes have been – selling non-DRMed content in a way that meets the needs of the customer.
Wake up “content providers” – before we start finding different providers of our content – be it music, TV, movies, or anything else.