A conversation with Cory Doctorow

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 28 2006 @ 07:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Cory Doctorow is a well known copyright activist, blogger (he co-edits Boing Boing) and Sci-Fi writer. He takes time out from his busy schedule fighting the evils of DRM and spends some time chatting with us about his views and his goals.

"DRM systems are usually broken in minutes, sometimes days. Rarely months. It's not because the people who think them up are stupid. It's not because the people who break them are smart. It's not because there's a flaw in the algorithms. At the end of the day, all DRM systems share a common vulnerability: they provide their attackers with ciphertext, the cipher and the key. At this point, the secret isn't a secret any more."

Check out the article over at Bit Tech.


About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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