DRM is Bad for the Customer - Another Example

Allan Wood, a baseball megafan, is really pissed about Major League Baseballturning off their DRM server:

If You Purchased MLB Game Downloads Before 2006, Your Discs/Files Are Now Useless; MLB Has Stolen Your $$$ And Claims „No Refunds”.

Beginning in 2003, MLB offered fans the chance to download full games to their computer at $3.95 each. When you attempted to open the media file – either on your hard drive or after it was burned to a CD – it connected with a MLB.com webpage to obtain a license. Once the license had been verified, the game would play.

By […] making it impossible for fans to watch the games they have paid for and downloaded, MLB has stolen $3.95 for every game from every fan. That must runs into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Since MLB started this download service, I have bought and downloaded 71 games – many of them from the Red Sox’s August-September 2004 hot streak – which works out to a total cost of $280.45 (plus the price of the blank discs). Thanks to MLB, I now have nearly six dozen coasters.
Repeat after me: DRM ist bad for the customer! Via boingboing.

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