incrediBILL - 11:51 pm on Apr 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
You might not lose defacto control with a DRM where you could block it's usage on certain sites and even revoke it altogether and refund it.
Gotta think out the big picture (pun intended maybe) and how we'd use such a DRM to make sure we aren't left holding the bag yet again.
I agree that $12 is cheap for some uses but little old ladies sharing things on a fixed income might not agree and that's why the sweet spot of single music tracks and apps are priced the way they are priced. Perhaps the image has a limited number of views per day or some other nonsense at the cheaper price but there's got to be a way to rake in the cash without giving away the farm and keep the little guy happy and the power users as well.
Not to mention the simple fact that various grades and quality of images would most likely be available, like they currently are, and you pay more to get better stuff and more licensing options.
The only difference would be unlike the current situation we would actually have some control over making sure images are being used as they are actually licensed, at least in the online world.