Originally Posted by BoldlyDubious
My proposal aims at reducing piracy in general, especially that associated with the uncontrolled proliferation of copies of a file that now tends to happen once DRM has been removed from such file.
But you've offered no reason whatsoever to think that that form of piracy would
Currently people can remove the DRM from a file and upload it.
In your scheme people would be able to remove the watermarking from a file and upload it.
And an unbreakable watermarking scheme is just as impossible as an unbreakable DRM scheme.
[0: For mass-market purposes, and assuming that the content cannot be changed. For works only originally distributed to a small number of people you can in fact have effectively unbreakable watermarking.]