[Nottingham] BBC iPlayer petition

Martin Garton 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.
> <shrugs>

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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