Hating DRM

Fewer than 5% of users who download movies and TV shows legally from the internet ever manage to port them over for viewing on a larger screen television set, according to a new Harris Interactive study commissioned by DRM management provider Macrovision.

Some 43% of the 2,254 surveyed said they downloaded media legitimately from the web; 25% reported downloading TV shows regularly and another 15% said they watched movies. The study's intention is to point out how DRM restrictions severely limit user behavior.

It's no wonder why file sharing technoligies like BitTorrent, that illegally offer vidoes and music in a variety of DRM free content, are so popular.