[ILUG] Question on an encryption system (using OSS)
bbrelin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 19:45:51 IST 2005
Karl Marx would be proud of you.
Seriously though, It's nonsense that P2P networks were designed specifically
to circumvent DRM. I rather doubt that Bram Cohen sat down and said "hmm...I
wonder how I can circumvent
DRM, oh! I know, I'll invent Bit torrent".
I could just as easily say that HTTP or SMTP wasn't invented so that
companies could profit from it, yet, here we are, Yahoo, EBay and all.
On 9/13/05, Colm MacCarthaigh <colm at stdlib.net> wrote:
> 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,
> > 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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