Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Friday, February 13, 2004

How Wireless Could Stop 'Piracy' And Doom DRM And Microsoft TCPA/NGSCB Strategy

Don't worry about DRM and lock-down computing. Historically they're doomed to fail. The former director of Geffen's technology group believes that wireless networks such as 3G, 4G and WiFi will provide the tipping point at which the entertainment industries come to the table to cut a deal - before political pressure forces a deal upon them. The deal will involve one of the flat-fee models already out there. Both of these envisage a pot of compensation money and a mechanism for divvying it up, permitting the free exchange of artistic goods. And with 'piracy' abolished, there's no need for DRM.



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posted by Robin Good on Friday, February 13 2004, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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