You might think I would agree with this
But I don’t. While DRM is just plain evil, Charlie Demerjian ties the concept only to Microsoft, and specifically uses it to bash Windows Media Player 11, which, Charlie point out, no longer lets you back up licenses for DRM-infected content.
That is accurate, and one more compelling reason to avoid DRM-infected content, but the rest of his article is useless anti-Microsoft flaming, like this:
What WiMP11 represents is one of the biggest thefts of your rights that I can think of. MS planned this…
Microsoft did not invent DRM, nor is Microsoft the only user of DRM. Does your article even mention iTunes and other sites that use DRM? No. Does your article offer alternatives to Windows Media Player? No. Does your article mention that anyone who can spell “DRM” can also turn it off in Windows Media Player? No.
Charlie, I’m pleased with your abject hatred of DRM, but taking that hatred out on MS and Windows Media Player is not only unwarranted but bad journalism.