DRM technology and policy

bear bear at sonic.net
Tue Apr 22 17:36:56 EDT 2003

On Tue, 22 Apr 2003, Carsten Kuckuk wrote:

>Don't you want future generations to be able to access then-historic
>documents? Otherwise all DRM protected documents, movies and films
>will be lost forever when the DRM technology is replaced by something
>"better". Librarians can still read and copy centuries old books
>today. What will happen with DRM protected data in 100 years from

Here we run into an interesting thing.  Material which is coyrighted
must enter the public domain when copyright expires.  Material which is
private must not.  Right now DRM systems are not distinguishing these
cases in any meaningful way.


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