False alarm: The RIAA doesn't think DRM is dead after all!


Remember yesterday when I noted, by way of TorrentFreak, that the RIAA had all but considered DRM to be dead? Not true! Not true at all.

Long story short, and in the interest of protecting sources and so forth, the RIAA rep who supposedly went on record saying “DRM is dead, isn’t it?” didn’t actually say that. The rep, one Jonathan Lamy, had actually alluded to the fact that, yes, the big music download services (like iTunes) no longer have DRM. That doesn’t mean DRM is “dead” or anything—try watching a movie you buy in iTunes on Linux! (Not that the RIAA has anything to do with movies, mind.)

That is all.