Wow. Bill Gates and I agree

(Quote from TechCrunch regarding Bill Gates’ advice on how to cope with DRM): “People should just buy a cd and rip it.”

I’m sure the Zune Store folks loved that advice. My frustration with the current approaches to DRM has led me to the same place, something I’ve blogged here often. Obviously, it’s a hack, not a solution. And if you only want to purchase one tune rather than the entire CD, you must still figure out how to strip out the DRM before the music is truly yours.