Linked by Andrew Youll on Sat 31st Dec 2005 11:55 UTC, submitted by Andrew Bragdon
Privacy, Security, Encryption BentUser takes a look at OS-level DRM in upcoming operating systems, particularly Windows Vista. Protected video path, PVP-UAB and PVP-OPM, have the potential to be really obnoxious, eclipsing any annoyances one experiences with current DRM technologies.
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RE: ROTFL
by philicorda on Sat 31st Dec 2005 14:01 UTC in reply to "ROTFL"
philicorda
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2005-12-31

That is what they intend to happen.
Each time the DRM techniques are made stronger, a smaller and smaller section of the population have either the ability or need to circumvent them. It will never be totally secure, but it does not need to be.

Eventually the process of cracking, obtaining and installing the modified firmware/silicon and donwloading pirated content becomes such a difficult and long winded process that only 1% of the population can be bothered to do it.

And when that situation happens, they can celebrate the success of DRM protected media.

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