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Strategies for a discontinuous future.





Consulting & advisory, research notes, in the press, about bubblegen,
next wednesdays.





Thursday, October 09, 2003
 


Techdirt posted a great link to a new DRM system from Macrovision. It's based on remembering the scratches on a CD - no two sets of scratches are alike - and using those to discriminate between copies. Cool idea.

Of course, Macrovision doesn't want the Replication Wars to end. The longer they go on, the more cool ideas like this they can sell for big money to content publishers. So they are better off if their products eventually get hacked. An unhackable DRM system from them would lead to a short-lived monopoly, and a quick end to growth.

-- umair // 4:16 PM //


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