GStreamer + DRM

Looks like GStreamer will support DRM in the future. What a damned shame. I’m definitely going to stay away from GStreamer now. I refuse to support a project that supports technologies that restrict what people can do with the things they buy.

I don’t care about the supposedly-practical arguments: “well, there’s DRMed content out there that we can’t play, so we should support DRM.” I don’t want to be able to play DRMed content. I don’t want DRMed content, period. The only way I will accept playing DRMed content is via a device or piece of software that permanently strips said DRM off the content, or can decrypt the content in a free (as in beer and speech) manner that can’t be revoked or removed, such as how libdvdcss allows me to play encrypted DVDs.

If the content “owners” are going to treat their customers like criminals, then I might as well just become one.