My problems with DRM protection

Posted on 2019-01-27

I just informed myself a bit about DRM protection. Until today I used Spotify a lot. I used it on my daily basis and it was installed on my computer (snap). My problem with DRM protection is that you self-restrict yourself. You are blocking features of your computer BY CHOICE. DRM-free content would be much better. The reason why DRM exists is to fight against piracy and I can totally understand this but you should keep in mind that there is ALWAYS a way to rip it even if it means recording the screen of a virtual machine. Same goes for music, you can still rip it off with an external device that you plug in to your computer (maybe a turntable).
DRM protection sucks and that's why I downloaded my whole Spotify library as MP3 files from youtube via youtube-dl and ffmpeg.