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Stealing Digital Goods

Check out Dave Strom's article on this subject, which begins:

Web Informant #204, 26 June 2000: Stealing digital goods
One of the interesting conflicts being played out these days is how to protect your assets in your digital storefront. The issue is especially acute for content publishers of such things as images, music, software, and other things that can be downloaded in a few moments with a high-speed net connection.

Apparently, one researcher has shown how almost all digital locks are trivial to pick. As a content provider, I find this chilling.


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