DRM =~ binaries
Posted Sep 21, 2006 9:01 UTC (Thu) by dion
Parent article: Updating the Creative Commons Licenses
If some platforms needs a DRM layer to be able to play some content then how is that different from compiling code for a platform and distributing the resulting binary.
As far as I'm concerned DRM'ed content is as useless as a binary of a program, in that it can only be used on the targeted platform and that changing it is impossible.
Why not simply put a clause in the license that says:
If you distribute this work under DRM then you also need to provide the work without DRM, upon request from your customer.
You might add a second clause forbidding DRM in situations where it's optional (CSS on DVDs come to mind).
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