Father of MPEG Replies To Jobs On DRM

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by smueboy, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. smueboy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
    Some heavy reading from Slashdot: The founder and chairman of MPEG, Leonardo Chiariglione, replys to Steve Jobs on DRM and TPM. After laying the groundwork by distinguishing DRM from digital rights protection, Chiariglione suggests we look to GSM as a model of how a fully open and standardized DRM stack enabled rapid worldwide adoption. He gently reminds Jobs (and us) that there exists a reference implementation of such a DRM stack — Chillout — that would be suitable for use in the music business:

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I agree with most of the points Leonardo makes about DRM, especially the point about how poorly the acronym is defined, and how widely it is used in places people don't normally think of DRM.

    I am one of those people that believes that standards help everyone, and that Chillout's use should be suggested to both Apple and Microsoft, as well as everyone else who has a say in the music and video businesses. This way, only audio file format incompatibilities, not conflicting DRM schemes, would prevent an audio file from playing anywhere.

    If this vision comes to reality, I believe everyone wins :D

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