Friday, October 08, 2004

Yet More Google

Slashdot has just reported that the new Google Print service is protected by some interesting DRM. Within a few minutes of the story being up onto Slashdot, several means around the copy protection have been suggested. Gervase Markham, who works on Mozilla, found several ways around Google's DRM. He then went and summarised the multiple ways to do it, and even suggested some alternatives in case Google are starting to get worried.

Interesting, Google may indeed be getting worried. The Google Print service is currently down. I'm getting a Server Error (502) when trying to access the site. Perhaps it's all coincidental, but it does look a bit suspicious to my mind...