February 7th, 2007
“There is no theory of protecting content other than keeping secrets.”, he states, as if systems like Public-key cryptography and SSL are not viable methods of protecting content. There are also several alternative DRM systems like OpenIPMP, OMA, and ISMAcypt. I am surprised to see such a smart person so pessimistic.
What EU folks and others want is a way to prevent Apple and Microsoft from monopolizing the sale and distribution of sold content. This is reasonable.
Jobs could enable a flourishing economy of digital content sales and multi-vendor product innovation by implementing a system like OpenIPMP for his hardware and software that would allow other vendors to leverage his platform.
This would force Microsoft to do the same for both audio and video content.
This is something that I would embrace this wholeheartedly.
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