[ILUG] Question on an encryption system (using OSS)
colm at stdlib.net
Tue Sep 13 15:42:46 IST 2005
On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 03:39:00PM +0100, Braun Brelin wrote:
> The concept is that I want people to be able to download the files, but, if
> they want to view them, then they have to go through me to get the key.
That's exactly the kind of crap the P2P software and networks are
designed not to foster. You're just not going to get people voluntarily
downloading DRM'd junk.
> The reason I want to use P2P is so that I don't have to eat the costs of
> transferring the data.
Just don't DRM it. If you want to DRM it, or make money from it, then
tough luck - you're going to have to foot the bandwidth bill. P2P wasn't
construcuted to subsidise that kind of activity.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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