Another DRM legistlation. Wonder where it will stop.


As reported in Slashdot (and other places):


http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/12/19/088241&from=rss


Basically, making legistlation to close the loophole that will currently allows analog copying of digital copyrighted matirial (I am oversimplifying, but you get the idea) – the D2A2D thing.


The reason for this post though, is the 5 minutes of amusment I got from one of the techologies used to fight the Analog copying – it’s called Video Encoded Invisible Light (VEIL). They should have just called it in its real name: Encoded Video Invisible Light (EVIL).


Oh, how I hate the concept of DRM.

Comments (4)

  1. tzagotta says:

    Your employer is a big supporter of DRM technology for content owners.

  2. Shahar says:

    Yahoo gave personal emails of journalists to the chinese government. Does that make all its employees haters of freedom of the press?

    I really like Microsoft. I think it’s an awesome company. I just happen to disagree with its stance on DRM.

  3. tzagotta says:

    Shahar, I couldn’t agree more!

  4. As I’m sure many are, I find it refreshing and odd to see such an anti-DRM comment from an MS employee. Although I know you aren’t all robot slaves to the machine, I’m sure there is a Corporate Culture that probably disagrees with you on this one. Still, kudos for speaking your mind.