Reply to post: Re: I'm guessing, but ...

From today, it's OK in the US to thwart DRM to repair your stuff – if you keep the tools a secret

Adrian 4 Silver badge

Re: I'm guessing, but ...

"DRM is a good as a concept, but when badly implemented (which seems to be most of the time) is more of a hindrance then a benefit."

No, it's an inherently stupid concept : the idea that a signal can be transmitted in a form that can be decoded by a device, yet not decoded by someone who has access to that device. When you have physical access, security is gone.

You can make it hard alright, but one way or another it will always be broken. The tools to break it are an essential part of the tool that is shipped to decode it.

It is, as you say, also more of a hindrance than a benefit. As with most attempts to fix a social problem with a technical solution, it ends up being the honest consumer that suffers : it's more convenient to own the cracked media than the official copy.

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