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Can Sun, or Anyone, Make DRM Better with Open Source?

Oct 03, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Sun Microsystems must have figured digital rights management (DRM) never sounded so good when it recently announced a call for partners in its quest to use open source DRM to 'compensate rights holders and stimulate innovation,' but Sun's open DReaM (DRM everywhere available) Project is as scary as any other content control nightmare to open source and digital freedom proponents.

"Sun is again testing its traction in the open source community with its open source DRM project solutions and Open Media Commons, a 'cross-industry effort' aimed at an open source, royalty-free DRM solution, wider application of DRM, and a forum for content creators, owners, consumers, and others who can collaborate on technical problems, Sun Labs senior vice president of media and entertainment Glenn Edens said..."

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