Free Software Magazine: Free Software and Digital Rights Management
Aug 03, 2005, 01:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris J. Karr)
"In recent years, digital rights management technology (DRM) has
become an important issue to free software users and developers.
Free software users first experienced this issue when they
discovered that they were unable to legally play their DVD discs on
their Linux and BSD computers. In recent months, users carefully
observed a technological arms race between Apple Computer and
hackers working to circumvent the FairPlay system used to protect
digital files purchased from Apple's iTunes Music Store. Finally,
when Tivo released its TivoToGo show-sharing technology a few
months ago, eager Tivo users discovered that their files were not
usable on non-Windows platforms..."