It looks like Steve Jobs was right

It looks like HD DVD and Blu-Ray has been cracked. That did not take very long at all. I am not sure how long the industry predicted it would take. My guess is that they did not think it would happen before the formats got popular.

This is a great example of how a DRM system does not work correctly. A DRM system has to either have a public key like DVDs. The problem with public keys is that people have all the time in the world to break them. Very smart people try to break the keys just for the challenge. The other choice is to have a system where the keys are always being updated. The problem with this included having to have the device get updates and not being able to play all content on all devices.

In the end DRM is not going to work. There are too many holes. It is not the matter of building a better mouse trap. It is a matter to not treating your customers like rats. I do not think the content industry will learn this lesson anytime soon.


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