Sun introduces open-source DRM alternative

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Sun introduces open-source DRM alternative

A fully open source and patent-free copy-restriction technology has been launched by Sun, as a way of bypassing ‘the tollgates to digital rights’

After years of work, Sun has begun trying to rally corporate allies behind a neutral standard for digital rights management (DRM), technology that restricts how music, video or other information can be used or copied.

Sun’s president, Jonathan Schwartz, is scheduled to announce the long-brewing project, called the Open Media Commons, at the Progress and Freedom Foundation’s Aspen Summit on Monday. The software the company hopes will be employed for DRM is coming from Sun Labs and is called Dream.

Read the complete story(ZDNet UK)