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Old 2005-07-11, 21:21   #1
E_tron
 
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Default DRM, the end of open source, "grass roots", and creativity?

I think that Digital Rights Management http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Rights_Management will crush anything that isn't directly tied to a, "megacorp." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megacorp

Lets think about it. Computers and electronic communication devices permeate many aspect of our lives. Most (if not all) of these devices are rapidly coming under the control of the some company that wants to sqeeze every last dime out of you. Now with Trusted Computing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_computing on the rise, it may only be a mater of time before our PCs become as locked down as a gaming console.

DRM scares me (especially at the hardware level), because a megacorp can lockout anything that may possibly, "infringe" on their, "intellectual property." Freedom of speech may be held hostage, open source projects will be limited to running in a safe-zone that are functionally useless, and grass roots media will fall victim to all sorts of toll booths and restrictions.

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Old 2005-08-18, 09:45   #2
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Who is going to enforce your hypothetical "1984"

Not me.
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