R: R: [gst-devel] Create a secure level

Domenico Pontari D.Pontari at ELIS.ORG
Tue May 3 00:47:10 CEST 2005

I'm agree with you that it's only a way to do copies a little more difficult.
I think that is a compromise: the aim is making it so difficult that anyone would prefer buy the content (or take it from the source) instead of make patches.

Are you agree with me that it's more difficult changing values of an E2PROM than making patches for GStreamer? And it's more difficult making patches for GStreamer than using Camtasia to catch video stream...


-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: David Schleef [mailto:ds at comedi.org]Per conto di David Schleef
Inviato: lunedì 2 maggio 2005 22.08
A: Domenico Pontari
Cc: gstreamer-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
Oggetto: Re: R: [gst-devel] Create a secure level

On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 01:28:29PM +0200, Domenico Pontari wrote:
> In many cases streaming players deny you to save the clip on your
> PC. But if you use a video recorder (for example Camtasia) you
> can record the clip anyway. Is it possibile avoid this copy? Is
> it possible apply an access policy for video memory? You need to
> change the kernel? If Gstreamer became a new framework for all
> Linux players, it'll be possible for it to manage with these
> access policies between all players based on it.

It's not possible to do this _at all_ with standard computer
hardware, irrespective of the operating system or media framework.
Any system that pretends to do this merely makes it more difficult,
and can generally be circumvented by a few hours of work.


David Schleef
Big Kitten LLC (http://www.bigkitten.com/) -- data acquisition on Linux

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