in General, Tech

DRM problems – solved?

Yesterday I posted about the problems inherent in DRMed music files, and one specific example.

Amazingly, Fox has listened to the fans who had problems downloading and enjoying the Firefly soundtrack!

According to a post on the same fan forum I mentioned last time, Fox now sells the soundtrack in unencrypted MP3 form! I haven’t accessed it myself yet, but plan on re-downloading very soon.

Quite simply, I never thought I’d see a major publisher listening and reacting to fans on this level or this quickly. Granted, this is still just an isolated incident. But maybe if I cross my fingers and wish really hard, it’ll be a sign of things to come.