The BBC has a certain journalistic style where they make everything sound reasonable, and always offer both sides of the story (read their global warming reports). Here they comment on the new report on DRM by the All Party Parliamentary Internet Group (APIG). The report to be released later today, apparently contains praise towards some limited use for DRM, but also strongly criticises rootkit-like technologies, telling the industry that they could be subject to criminal liability for the use of such technical protection measures.
It seems that one of the main solutions proposed is to have some form of labeling of digital media which will let consumers know what they can do with their works. Why? Because people are ripping their CDs and placing them in their iPods, which is certainly an infringement under current UK law because there is no right to make private copies.
I’m giving up and buying an iPod this week. Any recommendations?