20.03.2005 23:17

DRM again

DRM is in the news again. This time it's a comment from BBC journallist, available also in his blog.

It's a good, balanced text. He shows why DRM can be useful, but points the dangers. The conclusion is that better solution is to change media companies attitude and make them understand that people will pay if the price is reasonable and the material is good. True, but I don't see it happenning in the near future.

My opinion doesn't change since I've read about DRM for the first time: a security solution (in general) won't work if user has control over the equipment. No matter how compilicated it is, it will fail. Especially when sold in milions of copies. There will be flaws. They are always found. DRM is not the answer...

Posted by Mara | Categories: Science and technology