Homebrewers create DRM to prevent homebrew theft
The homebrew community isn't all about stealing and emulating games. There are tons of original applications developed by hard-working coders all the time. In a somewhat ironic move, a programmer at QJ.net called Xart, has created a DRM (digital rights management) system that encrypts his games, so they can't be altered. DRM is the technology behind services like Apple's iTunes store, or Sony's PSone download service, which allows downloads to have more security. With encryption in place, developers can be more confident that their work won't be toyed around with, and they'll get the credit they deserve.
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Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
11-25-2006 @ 11:13AM
The future is computing is going to suck because of drm.
DRM is going to be on every paid software and multimedia movies/music/games/ etc...
Even if your not a pirate, you wont be able to have the freedom to take what you brought like music and put it on any mp3 player, only a drm mp3 player. Wich anyway im glad im starting to use my computer for basic things now (surfing) but tranfering my multimedia stuff is still #1 for me.
11-27-2006 @ 11:17AM
this wont effect the normal homebrew users, its for people who edit homebrew to look like its their own, i think this is a good idea up to a point, abit over the top though
11-27-2006 @ 5:32PM
There is some Irony on this.
Anyway well this prevent people from altering famous PSP apps adding crap that can screw your PSP so is OK.