Now Adobe, which controls Flash and Flash Video, is trying to change that with the introduction of DRM restrictions in version 9 of its Flash Player and version 3 of its Flash Media Server software. Instead of an ordinary web download, these programs can use a proprietary, secret Adobe protocol to talk to each other, encrypting the communication and locking out non-Adobe software players and video tools. We imagine that Adobe has no illusions that this will stop copyright infringement -- any more than dozens of other DRM systems have done so -- but the introduction of encryption does give Adobe and its customers a powerful new legal weapon against competitors and ordinary users through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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Created by waleed.saud 11 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 32 weeks ago
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Balzac's picture


11 years 32 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago


Adobe is going the wrong direction with Flash

If they don't play nice, people will create alternatives to Flash.

I'm looking forward to the upcoming improvements in Firefox.

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11 years 32 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago


That should read _more_ people

"people will create alternatives to Flash"

should read:

"people will create more alternatives to Flash"

...as there is already gnash.


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