I was over at a friend’s place today and she was trying to show some Beyoncé’s videos to me that she had purchased from Apple. Of course it was hard to actually get the videos on to the machine to even start playing.

In the time it took to get the legally get the videos, I could have downloaded the videos from Usenet or a torrent site. At the end of it I would have non-DRMed content while she would still have the same content that’s hard to play.

At the end of the day, who’s better off? I have content that I don’t own, but I can play or I can have content that I can’t play that I’ve paid for.

Wouldn’t it make more sense to just give some money to Beyoncé and just be done with the whole thing?

Sigh…