After inflicting 10 years of pain on everyone else, the recorded music industry has finally come around to the evils of DRM, with a report that most major labels will be making their tracks available on iTunes DRM free – but at an increased price.
So what seems to happen is:
* the music labels will produce a track of music, which they can sell for a price ($X);
* they will then go to more effort to make that product defective, and sell it for a lesser price ($x). The more defective they make it, the cheaper $x will be; and
* the legislatures have passed laws preventing music owners from rectifying the defects that the sellers have made.
Does this strike anybody as at least a little bit insane?