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Bill Gates Opposes DRM

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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."
There’s also an overall disillusionment with consumers in regards to DRM media files. Music files purchased on iTunes can't be used on Windows Media “PlaysForSure” devices like the SanDisk's Sansa players or Creative's Zen lineup. Even more shocking to the system is that PlaysForSure music files and services won't work with Microsoft's own Zune players. Instead, Zune users have to purchase their content from Zune Marketplace.
When it comes to music files, Bill Gates simply had this to say in summary; “People should just buy a CD and rip it. You are legal then.”
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Its official, Bill Gates isn't pure evil
    
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Hopefully more people will start to think this and realize that DRM actually hurts people.
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If he does not support it then why is it so heavily coded into vista? And whats with this microsoft genuine advantage crap on windows update (and all downloads from the microsoft website).
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Bill Gates is a good man imo, most people judge him wayyyyy too fast.
    
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If he does not support it then why is it so heavily coded into vista? And whats with this microsoft genuine advantage crap on windows update (and all downloads from the microsoft website).
Do you think Bill Gates has anything to do with the running or policies of Microsoft?
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I'm evil. Put DRM everywhere and hurt these people where it does.......their pocket. I don't buy movies nor music.
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I <3 bill gates... and will always.
    
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dont judge bill gates on what microsoft does, jusge him on what he does personally. i dont have the exact figure on how much he has given to charity but it is in the 50 billion range i believe
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dont judge bill gates on what microsoft does, jusge him on what he does personally. i dont have the exact figure on how much he has given to charity but it is in the 50 billion range i believe
Not even close. He has given a lot, but not nearly that much. I for one, don't think he should give a penny of it. But that gets way to political.
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