November 29, 2020

More on Unbreakable DRM

Ernest Miller at LawMeme likes my explanation of why unbreakable codes don’t mean unbreakable DRM. But he takes me to task for writing a posting that ignores fair use and assumes that the customer is the enemy.

I guess I should have been more explicit about my assumptions. I agree that fair use is important and that treating your customers like thieves is a dubious approach. The point I was trying to make is that even if you’re willing to ignore fair use and even if you’re willing to treat your customers as enemies, you still can’t build unbreakable DRM.