Google’s First DRM

Dennis Haarsager points to an observation in Forbes that has largely gone unnoticed since the Google Video launch at CES; that it is Google’s

first attempt at digital rights management. ..By agreeing to put a lockdown on much of the video content at the store, Google … is now one of many companies preventing consumers from moving and sharing files they’ve already purchased–a far cry from the VHS tapes that used to allow consumers to record and transport shows and videos easily for personal use….

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