Whatever Happened To SDMI

from the dead-and-gone dept

With all this talk of forcing copy protection schemes, you might be wondering whatever happened to the big copy protection scheme people were talking about, the Secure Digital Music Initiative, SDMI. Turns out, not surprisingly, that it’s pretty much dead and gone. The process creating SDMI took too long and was too slow to move with the market that just took off without it. I imagine the same is likely to be true of any other copy protection scheme that anyone comes up with (even those stupidly forced on us by clueless government officials).

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