Daily Archives: July 3, 2013

My Thoughts on DRM

DRM – Digital Rights Management.  We’ve all encountered it, right?  In some form or another, this method of protection is an excellent idea.  However, it just doesn’t work ; it can’t.  Any time a mode of protection is applied to any medium (DVD’s, CD’s, Floppy Disks, files etc.) there is going to be a method to remove it or get around it.  The only effective type of protection that I can think of at the moment would be code-based protection installed inside software (you know the xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxx-xxxxx type code that you enter when installing something? Then you have to ‘register’ online via server.)  Some of the newer games that are designed to require a persistent server connection to even play the game is a good form of protection, but at what cost?.  Oh well.  Now we are getting into entire software package protection and that’s not really what this is about.

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