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

“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

“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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