[Nottingham] BBC iPlayer petition
martin at stupids.org
Thu Jul 5 13:45:06 BST 2007
On Thu, 2007-07-05 at 13:34 +0100, Richard Smedley wrote:
> Actually Free Software DRM, using unique key pairs, is just as
> practical as proprietary MS DRM. The differnce being the Free
> Software solution would be cross-platform, and freely implementable
> on unsupported platforms. The similarity being that both are
> fig-leaves to please suits working for the soi-disant rights-holders,
> and do nothing to prevent either cracking, or real commercial
> piracy which gets the programmes from other channels anyway.
How, in an open source implementation that can easily be changed, are
you going to prevent the attacker simply changing the software to save
the decrypted content rather than displaying it?
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