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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
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So there's been some buzz about Sun's open source DRM lately. I was a bit confused why Sun would open source this before reading the overview. After all, the first thing I'd want to do with my open source DReaM media player is dump the stream to disk after it's decrypted so I don't have to use DReaM media player.

Section 2.7 in the overview ("Consumption") seems to indicate that if this runs on a PC at all, it would be in that bleak dystopian future where the source code for DReaM media player looks like syscall_read_protected_content_and_send_to_speakers(). Yay, I can't wait for this useful technology that is certain to spur innovation in sending content to speakers D:
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