Saturday, May 30, 2020

Why I Hate DRM Part the Thousandth

I know this isn't the Criterion Channel's fault, but that of content providers who can't seem to come up with DRM software that doesn't prevent paying customers for accessing the content they, again, PAID FOR in good faith. I have no idea why I could watch films on the Criterion Channel for an entire year without getting this error message, yet now, with no change in my hardware, the DRM software assumes I'm trying to pirate content. 

THIS IS THE SORT OF THING THAT MAKES PEOPLE PIRATE. 

Thankfully the Criterion Channel still works on our big TV, so it's not like my subscription (prepaid) is now worthless. But I'm going to miss the convenience of watching on my PC too, when, for example, Sylvia is using the TV or I'm writing a review on one monitor while watching the film on another. 

2 comments:

Totty said...

You should contact technical support, it sounds like perhaps there was a recent update to their software.

Earl J. Woods said...

Yeah, I'm going to try a couple of different browsers first, then contact tech support regardless of the results. They should at least know it's happening.