tenletters.orgAn open letter to Barnes and Noble
Attempting to drive somewhere that wasn't authorized by the manufacturer would cause your car to turn off and refuse to start. Or how about a electric razor that only worked in the country you bought it in? This is the fundamental appeal of DRM, it allows the manufacturer final say in anything you might want to do with a product you've purchased. It turns all purchases of goods into contracts for services with a one time fee, and an arbitrary expiration date some unspecified time in the future.