DRM Can Always Be Defeated

So, British Petroleum — aka BP — which has dumped jillions of gallons of raw oil into the Gulf of Mexico has a live cam.

And guess what?

It has DRM on it!

On a Windows XP system, this means any screensnap taken and pasted into MS Paint saves as a blank, black screen — high irony in this case, no?

But DRM can be gotten around.

Here’s a snap I got just pointing a digital still camera by hand — no tripod — at my screen.


Click = big

Sure, it’s not the sharpest picture. But anyone out there with a tripod and a better camera can easily bypass that stupid DRM.

You FAIL again, BP.

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