Security quote of the week
Posted Apr 17, 2012 2:02 UTC (Tue) by jzbiciak
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Watermarking is a form of DRM. It's just not intrusive DRM. Sure, the software doesn't actively prevent you from using the files in the way you're legally allowed to. But, the watermark provides a forensic tool to allow identifying you if the rights holders feel you've violated their IP rights.
I guess it's the difference between active management and passive management. The former locks up the file until you prove you're worthy. The later allows access, but also leaves breadcrumbs to catch cheaters.
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