[mythtv-users] FCC admits CableCARD a failure, vows to try something else
eric at lisaneric.org
Fri Dec 4 22:17:38 UTC 2009
On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 5:10 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> I think they'd argue it was different in the past, when piracy meant
> mailing VHS tapes to people one at a time.
Or some guy selling them by the hundreds out of the back of van on the
> Now one person puts something
> on bittorrent and a billion potential customers have free access to it.
> I'm not saying DRM is a good idea, I'm just saying there's a reason it
> gives them night terrors to think of giving open access to digital
It shouldn't if they were rational. That's the rub. If DRM were
effective at keeping things off bittorrent then it could be
justifiable. But it isn't. It just takes one person with hdmi ->
hdfury2 -> hdpvr -> bittorrent and then it's out there in a form
effectively indistinguishable from the original digital data.
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