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Is the content distribution industry losing the brain fever it's had for 5 years?

After Apple, Microsoft Wants To Sell DRM Free Songs

Last year, an interview with Techcrunch, Bill Gates expressed his opinions about said that the current DRM technologies are too complicated for regular users and they are better off purchasing music CDs and ripping the music from them for listening on computers and portable music players.

According to Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, Gates noted that DRM “causes too much pain for legitimate buyers” and overall is not an effective solution. He went on to say that “DRM is not where it should be, but you won’t get me to say that there should be usage models and different payment models for usage. At the end of the day, incentive systems do make a difference, but we don’t have it right with incentives or interoperability.”