Should “Locked” Digital Content Be Labeled So You Know What You’re Buying?

The issue of DRM and copyright protection is divisive in the media community. On one end of the spectrum is the argument that DRM is necessary to protect content creators by preventing rampant, illegal duplication and distribution. […] At the other end are those who contend that DRM is anti-consumer and anti-competitive, inextricably tying the buyer to the seller of the content. Can you imagine buying a paperback book at Barnes & Noble and then being told when, where, and how you can read it? Or buying a movie at West Coast Video (RIP) only to have a West Coast staffer come to your house a few months later and snatch it off your shelves because the store’s license to sell that video lapsed? – Chris Morran, Consumerist