Monday, 7 October 2013

Closing the analogue hole

I don't think it will ever be possible to "close the analogue hole", which is what DRM addicts call it when no older analogue technology can capture movies, music or pictures. If they did, then it would literally be impossible to record a movie in a cinema with a hand camera, as it would also be impossible to record music that is playing over speakers - any music, any speakers, any recording device.

The reason I think it is impossible is because that would close the ability to watch movies and listen to music at all. If audio is immune to capture by any analogue means, that includes your ears. If video is similarly immune to capture by analogue means, that includes your eyes. Anything that truly succeeds against all analogue capture would have to work so well that you can't watch or listen to that media at all.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - That may be the goal.
PPS - The only way to truly stop pirates is to stop the entire entertainment industry.

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