DRM technology and policy

C Wegrzyn wegrzyn at garbagedump.com
Tue Apr 22 16:54:24 EDT 2003

True enough. I come from the world in which DRM is only used for private 
communications and never on digital entertainment. In my world we were 
concerned with protecting private emails, (PDF)  documents and web 
sites. As I said the rule in that space isn't to make it impossible to 
crack but only pretty hard.


David Honig wrote:

>At 02:12 PM 4/22/03 -0400, C Wegrzyn wrote:
>>in a totally different way. It is meant to keep most of the people 
>>"honest" but will never stop those that really want at the content. If 
>>you look at it this way you will see that you don't need to worry about 
>>stopping every instance just make it hard enough that 80% (90%?) of the 
>>people can't crack it.
>Except that once one person has obtained a (digital=perfectly
>copiable) copy (even via a camcorder in a theatre) that content is *free*
>to everyone on the Net.  I think this observation is due
>to Schneier.
>This is why perhaps game-programs can be protected but
>non-interactive content for humans can't.
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