DRM Pirates Helped in Ways They Didn't Plan

Posted on Saturday, Jun 16 2007 @ 08:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The hackers/talkers of Doom9 and the screamers on Ditto did consumers a favor and they didn't even know it. By proving that the AACS DRM was far from safe from their crafty antics they forced the motion picture industry to step back and completely rethink content protection. Why is it good? They did it before the HighDef content discs were being widely sold, rented, used. If the overly restrictive DRM doesn't work what option does the motion picture industry have to get consumers to enjoy (buy) their stuff and still not steal it? A realistic (better/more logical) solution was already on the table...now it looks pretty darned good. It will free the lawyers up to focus on what's important...tracking the real pirates back to their lairs !!

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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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