DRM technology and policy

Andreas Bogk andreas at andreas.org
Wed Apr 23 15:44:45 EDT 2003

Paul Walker <paul at black-sun.demon.co.uk> writes:

>> information from a back issue.  It's hard to modify past.  On the
>> other hand, with an online newspaper where it was impossible to save a
>> copy of the article, modification of history boils down to changing a
>> single file on a single server.  Orwell, we're only 20 years late.
> Just to point out that any newspaper which is only published online can be
> changed easily. The fact people can save copies isn't that relevant, since
> they could easily have faked them. Same with screenshots etc. 

Sure.  But if somebody claimed that the newspaper changed, I could go
to my personal archive of that news source, and compare.

> DRM is something of a red herring here. :-)

No, it ain't.  Go ask a librarian.


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