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Lol, that did take long!

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26th January 2007 10:53  #1

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,108 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould

26th January 2007 11:56  #2

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
Now I'm not an advocate of piracy but who is DRM good for?  It annoys customers by making systems incompatible and reducing usage rights and in the end the systems are always cracked so it does nothing to stop piracy.

26th January 2007 16:57  #3

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
This is a good thing, but from my understanding there's still a lot more work required to permanently crack the protection. Being a Linux user DRM hits me far more than normal consumers, I can't even purchase TV shows via on-demand services due to DRM - never mind view HD DVD or Blu-ray Discs.

26th January 2007 21:44  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
scottmck wrote: Now I'm not an advocate of piracy but who is DRM good for?  It annoys customers by making systems incompatible and reducing usage rights and in the end the systems are always cracked so it does nothing to stop piracy.

If people were honest, you wouldn't need DRM.  However, it has been proven time and time again that people aren't honest.  Most people think nothing of illegally downloading anything of the web.  The content providers have to provide some system to discourage the casual pirates.  It will never stop the hard core hackers, but if Ma & Pa Smith can copy content, then there is a bigger problem.

26th January 2007 22:26  #5

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
the tighter they grip the more pirate copies will slip through their fingers-

27th January 2007 0:21  #6

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Heard about this a while ago. The actual file that was created and only good to be played back on your computer is 19 gigs. Dunno about you, but even if I had an urge to get it (which I dont) that would take me all month if I did.

Cracking the DRM isn't going to matter much until the technology and costs of disc's, burners, etc.. catch up to the size of the files.

29th January 2007 15:48  #7

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Apparently they have just done the same thing with Blu-Ray as well...

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