Why DRM sucks

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 21 2006 @ 08:48 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
BBC has an article on copyright protection and rights management:
Earlier this week, the Westminster eForum held a discussion on digital rights management at which Derek Wyatt MP made some interesting proposals about getting the British Library to lead the debate on how copy protection and rights management should be regulated and managed.

Mr Wyatt is also chair of the All Party Internet Group. It will soon be publishing its own report on DRM, and it should make interesting reading.

I was one of the panelists asked to discuss the practicalities of DRM, but since I don't think that the encryption mechanisms which underpin rights management systems can ever be made effective or acceptable, what I said didn't go down too well..
Read on over at BBC News.


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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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