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Why Collabora really added Digital Restrictions Management to Weston

drewdevault.com/2019/10/07/HDC

@sir Wow, I like yours article more and more. This one was realy good

@sir insightful

Only 2 ways for DRM to be effective: be tied to some resources that recognizes and monitors every file that is read/written, "call home" about it - just like antivirus on Windows do.

Who will maintain this shackle? (Linux Foundation I bet)

Imagine being unable to save a picture because it looks like a copyrighted object or contains forbidden numbers?

HDCP goes beyond visual oppression. All forms of output are targetable. First, Weston, then HID, systemd, pipewire.

@sir From what I understand the real point of DRM is to control the playback device market and cash out on device "certification", though, and not to (ineffectively) prevent piracy. Which doesn't make the whole situation any better of course.

@sir >>> Adding HDCP support is handing a bottle of whiskey to an abusive husband.

Where as men, we can't hold but trash our own public image, how do you expect bosses and lobby groups to respect our opinion on tech ethics?

@scomulko this isn't about men, the analogy also works if it's an abusive wife. Don't get distracted, focus on the DRM problem.

@sir >>> the analogy also works if it's an abusive wife

No, it doesn't, and I think you know it on some level, just in denial of it, in denial of how society perceives the situation (after all, there are hardly any DV shelters for battered husbands, in spite of the grave need for such shelters). Women would correct you in no uncertain terms if you decide to take a dump on their sex that way, they would be quick to point out how you can't expect them to be taken seriously if they allow that.

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