In the final analysis, the lack of awareness among IT professionals – the ones who decide the technologies being applied – has brought about a situation where DRM’s days are numbered. This also means that no agency is yet able to provide adequate security for Intellectual Property rights. So, some changes are already in the air. Leading the progress is EMI Records, which has been “experimenting with distributing unprotected digital music downloads and is reportedly reviewing its position on content protection technology for CDs”. Some analysts predict that the year 2007 would be the last of DRM days. James McQuivey sums up the situation succinctly thus: “There’s no evidence that a DRM-free world is more injurious than the one in which we already live. There’s no evidence it’s going to suddenly ignite a new firestorm of piracy and anarchy” (Information Week, 2007).
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