Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Viacom: We're sticking with (brain-damaged) DRM
Recording giant Viacom says it's sticking with Digital Rights Management (DRM). DRM is a catch-all term, which refers to various security techniques that attempt to limit the use of electronic files -- typically music or videos. The media conglomerate's head says the DRM antipiracy efforts "will usher in an unprecedented period of creative output across the globe."
The only wave of creativity unleashed by this effort will be that of the thousands of engineers and developers who demonstrate -- yet again -- that bits are inherently copyable.