[ubuntu-uk] BBC Consultation[Scanned]
D.M.Watkins at warwick.ac.uk
Thu Feb 1 17:46:16 GMT 2007
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> Its not hard to make a DRM scheme for Linux, why does the OS even
> matter? C/C++/Java/Python code is portable, or do they want to use
> .NET or something?
Even then there's Mono, so it wouldn't be entirely impossible.
> Software DRM works only on the assumption that one can not determine
> how the "authorised" program works. You can do that just as easily on
> Linux, just compile the code, yes it can be reverse engineered but you
> could never hide it anyway, the CPU needs to be able to understand it.
I disagree. Software DRM works only on the assumption that if either you
break it or you take advantage of you having broken it, you can be sued
for breaking it. The companies who build this defect into their product
do it knowing that it doesn't stop people using it, it stop people using
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