Creating an open-source application for DRM is IMHO a sick idea. Reminds me of Mono..
Here's an even sicker idea...Using Linux and open-source to improve the functioning of the military-industrial complex:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CXLCnHBcWw
ocremix.com <- support them
ocremix is awesome! So many great arrangements of video game music. And they typically distribute the original flac (compacted wav) along with the mp3 in the free torrent download for each alblum.
Oh yes, I agree that open-source DRM is sortof a sick idea. But it may be useful on occasion when you wish to give out a free low-quality version but make people pay for the high-quality DRM-free version.
DRM is irrelevant in this scenario. Let's assume the low-quality version is 128Kbps mp3. It's free, so why bother with DRM? It would just force people to install extra software. And then you stated that the high-quality version, presumably FLAC, has no DRM.
Of course. Maybe I should have been more specific: maybe a business wants to stream the free low-quality version of their media to only their specific proprietary player (that likely includes ads or costs money), so they use open-source DRM to ensure that their media produces garbage static (or simply can't play) on players that don't provide revenue to the business. Of course people could record the audio going from the computer output terminal to their speakers, but by that point it would be of so low quality or be so difficult that people might instead simply purchase the DRM-free high-quality version.
I will, however, agree that if DRM is demanded by the content provider, it should be open-source. That way, it does not rely on obscurity and I can see exactly what it's doing, avoiding all the problems with XCP and SecuROM.
Exactly. Basically apply the Interoperability
, and other positive qualities
that result from the open-source model to DRM so business can profit from their investments of paying coders, musicians, artists, actors, producers, desigerns, or other creators of intellectual
. Just take a look at the PS3, where SONY's complex and multi-stage DRM system was completely hacked
by clever hackers exploiting poor code (likely because SONY used closed-source non-peer-reviewed security systems) with basic algebra.