Software Exec Warns of DRM Security Dangers
“Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies are supposed to protect digitized ‘content,’ like movies and musical performances from being illicitly copied or used. DRM technology is sometimes described as security technology when it is really licensing technology –- something very different. In fact, DRM may decrease security and reliability.
“We are entering the era of ubiquitous and safety critical computing, but the developers of DRM technologies seem to believe that computers are nothing more than personal entertainment systems for consumers. This belief is convenient, because creating DRM mechanisms that respect security, safety, and reliability concerns is going to be an expensive and complex engineering task.”
Victor Yodaiken. Some Safety and Reliability Questions About DRM. Groklaw. Jan. 11, 2006.
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