Was SunnComm's Anti-Copy Technology Weak On Purpose?
from the industry-giving-up? dept
An opinion piece by Hiawatha Bray in the Boston Glob suggests that everyone missed the “big” story in last week’s story about how easy it was to break SunnComm’s new copy protection technology. Bray notes that SunnComm’s angry response didn’t seem to focus on the fact that the technology was easily surpassed – but that this was considered a “flaw”. Instead, they said that the technology was acting exactly as it was intended, with an easy workaround. Bray believes that the entertainment industry may be realizing that strong copy protection angers customers, and they’re better off just using weak copy protection, which will keep most people in line. Of course, if that’s the case, why bother at all? If it’s not slowing down the ability for most people to get songs online, then what difference does it make?