Opera is now Free
ross at agilestudios.com
Tue Sep 20 15:19:32 MDT 2005
On Tue, 20 Sep 2005, Andy Bradford wrote:
> Thus said Ross Werner on Tue, 20 Sep 2005 14:48:57 MDT:
>> (And actually it gave me a good excuse to post the Miserere link,
>> which is my favorite copyright-related story. Who knows if it's true,
>> but it sure makes for good reading!)
> It was a good read. I had read another account before, but the details
> were less specific (didn't actually mention the name of the work he
> reverse engineered). Which brings up a point... wouldn't this be
> considered reverse engineering? According to the story he never actually
> saw a copy of the music.
I always think of it in the context of DRM, trying to give people access
to something (in this case, letting them hear the concert) but not letting
them copy it. It's basically an impossible task. All you need is one
Mozart and you have a copy.
I also think it's an interesting tale because it's possible that if Mozart
*hadn't* have "broken the copy protection" or "reverse engineered" it and
the piece subsquently published, then the Miserere may perhaps have never
survived to this day.
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