understanding DRM and proprietary software

Technically speaking, proprietary software is not Digital Restrictions Management (DRM). Practically speaking however, proprietary software is required to implement DRM as intended. That is, without proprietary software, the circumvention of DRM becomes trivial because the effective ingredient (i.e. obfuscation) is absent. Designing DRM for free software systems is like designing Jell-O handcuffs.

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One Response to “understanding DRM and proprietary software”

  1. Eric Hoefler Says:

    I love the image of Jell-O handcuffs! Not effective … but tasty.

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