Originally Posted by luqmaninbmore
So DRM should be built into file sharing services? Or the onus is on them to build in some way (God knows how) to make sure that all distributed content is authorized?
Well, file-sharing services should not be distributing copywritten works without permission. Using DRM on copywritten files would prevent file-sharing services from distributing them to those who should not get them... or, rather, they might distribute them, but they wouldn't be openable.
That is, it would in a perfect world, where DRM, like, worked
But since it's not a perfect world, something other than the DRM we know and loathe would be required. Just as gun protection requires more than just one security device, and the cooperation of multiple parties for it to be effective, so the dissemination of online files would depend on a host of security measures to protect them, only one of which might be DRM.