Do as I Say, Not as I Do
Posted Sep 21, 2006 6:41 UTC (Thu) by khim
Parent article: Updating the Creative Commons Licenses
Allow DRM ? That's worst proposition I've ever seen. While Apple, SONY and others are STILL claiming blanket-DRM is essentional... they are doing something totally opposite. Take a look on a PS2 (I'm glad you've raised this as a sample). Take look on PS3 (where main CPU was designed with the goal of having BOTH DRM-encumbered content and DRM-unencumbered content in the same system) ! In both cases you CAN load unsigned content - you just can not load load signed content without proper signature. That's the way SONY does it. Apple ? It allows MP3 and some other non-DRM'ed content. And so on. Most companies while loudly claiming it's essential to have DRM doing enough to make non-DRM'ed content playable on the same system.
Please don't listen to the big companies - take a look on what they are doing instead. If they want to spent billions to develop content which will be lost forever in 20-30 years time... let them. Why to do the same with our own content ?
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