See this excellent summary of Derek Khanna’s position (promoted by Khanna himself) here.
In light of the recent Sim-City fiasco (EA and their built-in crippling for their paying customers, whom they do not respect), I came across this great article linked from this Techdirt article. The economics and accounting principles behind DRM are so backward, ethically dubious, and economically flawed. It’s as if people don’t want to make money. You have to respect your customers. And realize that people are not dumb and stupid, and they will take their money elsewhere to spend if you disrespect them and lie to them.
Besides, many people want to try before they buy.
An excerpt from the article:
I do believe people are less likely to pirate your software if Continue reading