On Tue, 13 Sep 2005, Braun Brelin wrote:
>> If they have the key, then they can disseminate the file all and sundry and
> there's nothing that I can do. However, it's no worse than what exists
> today. If I buy a DVD and rip it on my PC and share it on Bit Torrent or
> eDonkey or KaZaa, than what's the difference?
No, hang on. You're making a mistake. You're talking about logic.
Suits don't do long chain logic, and they don't like to stand closer to
reality than other suits are standing. Plus standing further away gets
the tag "visionary", so the average distance is quite a lot, and may be
increasing over time.
So, back to your problem.
Your first step is to forget about GPG, AES, public-key anything.
We've agreed ourselves to death that they're pointless in this case.
So I suggest you use ROT13. You can always say that Adobe use it for
protecting *their* digital media.
Of course, in the Art of Selling Snake-Oil, this is a trifling detail.
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desperate to know) is....
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