Purpose of DRM

bq.DRM’s sole purpose is to maximize revenues by minimizing your rights so that they can sell them back to you. – “Ken Fisher(Privately, Hollywood admits DRM isn’t about piracy)”:http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070115-8616.html This isn’t anything new.
bq.There is no right in the copyright law to make backup copies of motion pictures, so the whole argument that people should have the right to make backup copies of DVDs has no legal support whatsoever. It’s against consumers’ interests to permit devices that make backup copies because there is no way that a device can distinguish between a backup copy for personal use and making a copy for friends, family acquaintances or even selling on the street corner. – “Fritz Attaway(Backup Copies)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2004/05/10/backup
bq.Where did this backup copy thing come from? A digital thing lasts forever. No enterprise in the world gives you a backup copy of anything. You go buy a suit of clothes and you tear it and you come back and the guy says I’ll try to sew it up for you, but he doesn’t give you a backup pair of trousers. If you need a backup copy of a DVD you can go out and buy another one. – “Jack Valenti(Interview: Jack Valenti)”:http://www.darknet.com/2005/06/interview_jack_.html But it doesn’t hurt that people get reminded of it from time to time.