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Wireless Utopia

The journey towards a free wireless world.

Sunny Dreams

Monday, April 03, 2006

SUN has come up with an Open Source DRM. With RIAA's war against Media Piracy, DRM has a popular subject in the media in recent times. Everyone is coming out with an implementation. While the idea behind Open Source DRM can be appreaciated, and may even get some traction, its diffcult to see how it can solve the tricky question of copy protection. If there is a system, then there will be ways to break it. The idea of DRM is self defeating in fact. It has to ultimately rely on the honesty of the individual involved. That does not leave much of technology in it.

The business model of media marketing has become obsolete with the emergence of storage and sharing technologies. RIAA needs to come up with new business models if this industry has to survive. And the hard fact is that it might not be as lucrative as earlier.

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Tags: DRM SUN RIAA Copy Protection Piracy
posted by Rajiv, 10:58 AM


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