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DRM won't last: Zimmermann

"But DRM just won't last, believes Zimmermann. He recalls the computer industry's use of dongles and strange sectors on floppy discs as an attempt to stop piracy in the past. These methodologies disappeared because, according to Zimmermann, "no-one liked it".

"In the US, theft in software is not as bad as it used to be – companies usually buy licenses. Music and movies are going through a difficult time right now. Yet in the case of software, we got rid of those anti-piracy techniques because the market didn't like them. Eventually with DRM that will come to pass too."" -- Read more