DRM and the Myth of the Analog Hole

Movie studios want to punish legitimate customers for legally purchasing content, while the real pirates go right on stealing. ZDNet’s George Ou writes: There seems to be a persistent myth floating around the board rooms of the movie companies and Congress that analog content is the boogie man of music and video piracy. In fact, they’re so paranoid about it that they’re considering a mechanism called ICT (Image Constraint Token) that punishes law-abiding customers for content that they legally purchased. But ironically, the real content pirates who make millions of bootleg movies have no intention of ever taking advantage of the so called ‘analog hole’ because that is the slowest and lowest quality method of stealing content — via Slashdot

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