Amen, Chris Pirillo

Chris Pirillo has an excellent post which contains the following nugget:

Let me start out by saying that the blogosphere has to get over the whole “copyrights and trademarks are evil” jihad.

I've been thinking about this myself recently with regard to DRM music. I sold my iPod and bought a Toshiba Gigabeat S60 (more on why/how/WTF later). I've been researching the various music stores that work with PlaysForSure and reviews of them inevitably take the stance that DRM is inherently evil. I disagree, there's certainly a place and purpose for DRM, and I think portable music is one such experience. Should I disagree, I have the option of going to a store, buying a CD, and ripping it in the format I want. (The same people that think DRM is evil inevitably feel that CDs are also overpriced, which I do tend to agree with).