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May 20, 2013

It happened to me...

DRM has stopped me from doing something I was entitled to and is entirely legal. I rented a blu-ray movie, popped it in my player and up pops an error. The DRM keys have expired and must be updated. Argh, ok, whatever, update them then. But no, the entire system must be updated to update the keys. Well now I'm stuck, in it's infinite wisdom the manufacturer of the player has decided it should remove features from the system in subsequent updates. I'm using those features, I paid for them, I'm not letting them take them away. So I basically can't play movies on it now. Frustrated, money is staying in my pocket now, good job industry, you've successfully protected your market by making it smaller.

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