[BALU] DRM enforced on storage?

Mr. Panzer panzermkz at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 13 12:03:43 CST 2007


Yep already making plans for a boeing sized pre DRM hardware warehouse.  Or maybe a nice setup like the Greenbrier Hotel where I Can be a datastore.

Panzer

Computer:
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Computer:
many. 

>From UV


> Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 08:19:43 -0600
> From: jgoodguy at charter.net
> To: cbbyers at cbbyers.com; members at lists.bham-lug.org
> Subject: Re: [BALU] DRM enforced on storage?
> 
> When that happens, Panzer and I will be rich as the world comes to our 
> door for pre DRM hardware. 
> 
> We'll have a door with a peephole and passwords.
> 
> Jim
> 
> Brian Byers wrote:
> > Eventually, all hardware manufacturers will implement some form of DRM 
> > inside firmware, and the hardware will not operate with drivers which 
> > do not contain the corresponding DRM signature (which is proprietary 
> > and controlled by special interest monopolies who have enough money to 
> > buy votes in Congress.)
> >
> > Similar to firearms, the federal government will decree that all PCs 
> > will require a license to own and operate, and only DRM compatible 
> > operating systems approved by the federal government will be legal.  
> > Anyone caught stealing music and movies is already subject to a 
> > stricter sentence than sex offenders and violent criminals.  We can 
> > build on this, and declare that Linux and other projects which attempt 
> > to bypass DRM are "assault systems" -- and then leave that term 
> > purposely vague in order to allow a jury to arbitrarily define it.
> >
> > As DRM grows, it will add to our "governed by fear" philosophy in 
> > which honest people are inconvenienced and presumed guilty of piracy.  
> > Criminals, of course, will be left to operate with impunity.
> >
> > I want a WiFi enabled hearing aide with DRM.  Remove the DRM from my 
> > PC please -- I prefer to filter content at my ears.  My DRM compatible 
> > hearing aide can teach me a lesson by playing a loud, sharp tone if I 
> > accidentally try to listen to copyrighted material.
> >
> > Yes, I need some /suit /with shiny shoes to decide how I should use my 
> > computer.
> >
> > jim wrote:
> >> from http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/networking/?p=407&tag=nl.e040
> >>
> >>
> >> "I just read an article tipping off unsuspecting consumers to Western 
> >> Digital’s network storage problems.
> >>
> >> Western Digital’s ‘My Book World Edition is specifically designed to 
> >> make peoples life easier. The sales page tells people: “This storage 
> >> system and all the files on it are always accessible when you need 
> >> them, even when your local computer is turned off,” and “Listen to 
> >> your music while on vacation”. It’s impossible to miss the box 
> >> advertising the My Book as having enough storage for 250,000 MP3’s or 
> >> 400 hours of DVD quality video. Now that all sounds pretty standard 
> >> so what’s the problem?
> >>
> >> Tucked away deep inside the Western Digital support site is a list of 
> >> 38 types of media file that can’t be accessed via the WD Anywhere 
> >> Access feature. The list is extensive and includes all popular file 
> >> types such as AAC, MP3, MOV, WMV and WMA. So if you buy one of these 
> >> how exactly are you going to “listen to your music while on 
> >> vacation”? Western Digital claim this restriction is ‘Due to 
> >> unverifiable media license authentication’. This really does raise 
> >> the question of whose job it is to police the enforcement of digital 
> >> rights. Should we be stopped from copying MP3 files to USB keys or 
> >> memory sticks? Will software companies start blocking the transfer of 
> >> media files over HTTP and FTP just in case they aren’t licensed?"
> >>
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