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February 23, 2011

Digital “Ownership” and the Grim Consequences Thereof

Posted by on Feb 23, 2011

Chris, Wade, Third, and I (our powers combined, we are NNAR!), have had several lengthy discussions about the (often frustrating) implementations of DRM in video games, ebooks, digital comics, etc.  Chris and I were even working on a long gestating Throwdown, tentatively to be titled “Who Owns the Video Games you Buy?”.  Lo and behold, our laziness did not pay off.  David Brothers over at Comics Alliance beat us to the punch and wrote a pretty great examination of the state of digital comics today, entitled “Do You Really Own Your Digital Comics?”.  And, though he only focuses on comics, many of the themes he touches on can be applied, to some extent, to pretty much every digital media format in existence.  I strongly encourage everyone to check it out here.  Knowledge is power.