[cc-licenses] Subject: Re: Version 3.0 - List Discussion Responses

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Sun Oct 1 10:56:24 EDT 2006

On Sun, Oct 01, 2006 at 02:40:39PM +0100, Rob Myers wrote:
> Mark Brown wrote:

> > software people are also often the sort of people who will do things
> > like encrypt the hard drives on their laptops for security purposes.

> As encryption, DRM is a bad joke. You give a third party both the 
> encrypted data and the key to unencrypt it (see Cory Doctorow's 
> Microsoft talk on this). But you also legally bind them not to break the 
> key. It is this law that gives DRM its power, not encryption that 
> hackers crack a few hours after each update.

Right, it's more that this is the sort of thing that makes people worry
about unintended consequences of attempts to restrict things that they
dislike (even if those consequences have not yet been realised) and
the possibility of reasonable applications of those things.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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