Is Spotify Defective?
Posted by finid
on August 18, 2011
Category : Commentary
Tags : drm, spotify
Spotify is a streaming music service spawned in Sweden, but headquartered in London, with offices in a few choice countries.
But is the music service defective by design? The folks at DefectiveByDesign.org think so. Here’s their take on Spotify’s music service:
The music streaming service Spotify uses Digital Restrictions Management (DRM); … to prevent things legally permitted even by overly strict US copyright law, making Spotify defective by design.
Spotify works by having users register, choose a plan ranging from $0 to $10 a month and installing a piece of proprietary software used to enforce DRM.
Read the rest here.