hi, I posted this in M$'s forum, but no replies…
OK here’s what I want to do…
I’m going to try and sell podcasts online in 2 ways:
- A monthly fee allowing the customer to listen to the podcasts/audio
- Charge the customer a fee per podcast/audio. So they can download it and
listen to it on their computer or put it onto their mp3 player etc.
NB: both will be extremely cheap
Now I’m looking for the best solution to stop people from simply sharing
these podcasts/audio with their friends or uploading/sharing it online.
- Does it actually stop piracy?
- If not, give me an idea of what they can do to get around it?
…I’ve read somewhere that all is required is that the file be burned to a
CD and the DRM is removed… is this true? What about P2P stuff?
- Can files using DRM be easily used with all mp3 players? e.g. such as the
- Does DRM cost anything to use? (from the distributers view)
- Any other methods you can think of to help me protect my files from piracy?
- I’ve been thinking perhaps about embedding some identifying information
into the podcast in real-time (perhaps using ID3 tagging) and simply using
this as a way of deterring piracy as I can track who bought a particular file.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.