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No, DRM cannot be used for security

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on February 05, 2006 12:18 AM
DRM is an attempt to secure your machine against you, the owner.

Requiring digitally signed programs, for instance, seems to be a perfectly legitimate security measure.

Right, a normal security measure. That is not DRM.

It is not DRM for you to have your machine do what you want, and that includes you directing your computer not to load and run unsigned software. It is not DRM if you have control of your own property. It is not DRM if you have choice and can turn it on and off on your own property.

DRM is an attempt to deny owners control of their own property. DRM is when someone else attempts to deny you the ability to instruct your own computer to run unsigned software.


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