Easter and DRM

By Pete | @kingpetey | 25 Mar 2005

I'm home for easter now and started work on some updates to ImAFish today. Things are going slowly and I'm trying to motivate myself enough to do some work.

One of our last lectures last term was on DRM (Digital Rights Management) that is the stuff that gets bundled with music brought from stores like iTunes to stop you sharing the songs with everyone else.

I brought up the situation where we added digitial rights to a recorded piece of silence. I would then have the right to charge people for using (and listening?) to that "track" (of silence).

Puts an interssting twist on "You have the right to remain silent - but you'll have to pay royalities on it"

I looked into it and it seems I'm not the only one to have tried this.