Defective By Design

At the record company meeting
On their hands – a dead star
And oh, the plans they weave
And oh, the sickening greed

Re-issue! Re-package! Re-package!
Re-evaluate the songs
Double-pack with a photograph
Extra Track (and a tacky badge)

A-list, playlist
"Please them, please them!"
"Please them!"
(sadly, THIS was your life)

But you could have said no
If you’d wanted to
You could have walked away
…Couldn’t you?

Paint A Vulgar Picture – The Smiths

Is DRM defective by design?

Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before