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[–] heili 0 points 59 points (+59|-0) ago 

DRM has been so successful in wiping out piracy of movies, music, and books that it will assuredly have the same impact upon JPG images.

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[–] SegFault 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

The problem isn't so much its effectiveness at stopping piracy as it is of stopping legitimate free uses of media.

Some Linux distros still won't ship DVD codecs, for example, because of DRM. So depending on what I'm using or country I am at, I can't play a legitimate DVD on a DVD drive without fiddling a bit on slightly esoteric stuff.

Nobody even buys DVDs anymore and the copy protection is still a problem.

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[–] CaptSpify 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Nobody even buys DVDs anymore and the copy protection is still a problem.

Honestly, I think this is why people don't buy dvd's. I'd rather buy a dvd, and have a digital backup of it so I can have both a hard and soft-copy. But since I have to buy a dvd, then circumvent DRM, I'll just skip buying it.

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[–] heili 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

There was a very heavy dose of sarcasm in my previous comment.

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[–] skruf 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

I'm glad PNG is superior in most ways.

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[–] Spuds 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I work in the GIS field-- (Geographic Information Services) and images without metadata make me shit myself in fear.

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[–] Procinct 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Not when dealing with photos. Much better for graphics though because of the transparency and lossless format.

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[–] strongdoctor 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

The only thing bad with PNG and photos is the filesize. The rest is superior.

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[–] i_am_triggered 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

LOL, they would have to ban taking screenshots for it to make any sense.

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[–] b0utch 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Even if they magically manage to do that, then they'd have to ban us from taking picure of our screen or printed image.... these people are stupid.

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[–] dabork 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Maybe if JPG wasn't the worst format around and wasn't easily replaceable. This whole idea is retarded and it's not going to earn you one red cent. Might as well try it though, DRM for everything!

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[–] tame 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

JPG is about as replaceable as MP3. As in, sure you can easily make something better, but nothing new that you make is going to be able to beat the fact that you can open JPG on almost any computing device built in the last 20 years. Other things are 'better' but JPG is 'good enough' and so I predict it'll stay the standard.

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[–] zippityhooha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If there's an alternative that's better and easily replaceable, why am I not using it?

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[–] dabork 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Because you don't care and you don't click the little drop down menu when you go to save something.

PNG, BMP, GIF(doesn't have to be animated), TIF,

All superior, all widely supported by applications, but since 9 times out of 10 JPG is the default filetype and nobody cares, there you go. Try it out, next time you take a screenshot and go to save it, click that box and save it as a PNG.

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[–] peacegnome 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think that most web browsers support webP which is better than jpeg and open-source. so it is just up to the site operators (slimgur, this is you) to make the switch. a couple big ones start doing it, people start saving pictures and reposting in webP and next thing you know presto!

I was wrong, only chrome and opera support it right now according to this. Firefox isn't implementing it because the mozilla is a cancerous company with powertrippers leading it (sound familiar?). It does support the other browsers through javascript and other tricks though.

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[–] Memorexem 4 points 9 points (+13|-4) ago 

Let's get serious for a second.

Does anybody really give a shit?

DVDs have drm. Mp3s have drm. Ebooks have drm.
Everything has drm nowadays, just strip it and be on with your lives. Lol

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[–] chronohart 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

One problem with that idea is that it shouldn't have to be done. Another is that DRM removal is currently illegal in the US because of the DMCA and the TPP that seems about to be passed into law is going to further cement that.

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[–] Lobotomy 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Take the cock.

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[–] Radial 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

except they are trying to make stripping the DRM illegal.

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[–] Memorexem 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Except drm stripping is already illegal unless you own it and are trying to make a backup copy for your personal use. So. Moot point.

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[–] bishopolis 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I give a shit and I'll be looking for an add-on to adblock any jpg if it does get drm. I don't even want to see it.

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[–] Sops 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Nah, if someone puts in the effort to DRM a picture I want to put in the effort to copy it just as a fuck you to them.

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[–] sheetrock 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Eh. DVD/Blu-ray DRM is based on (as an aside, imperfect) hardware enforcement. Not saying it couldn't happen with JPG, but the Internet public-interest incentives against recognizing software DRM on such a shareable medium skew against it. Not the least because sane scofflaws can say fuck you and convert to PNG, amongst other formats. Or should they somehow achieve world dominance with JPG being inconvertable to anything else algorithmically, somehow... a teenager with a cellphone could yet snap a photo and share that.

Edit: also, you're probably saying that the copyright folks are not prone to realizing they're full of shit, so... like, not disagreeing with you, brother.

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[–] ThePieAssassin 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

So JPEG will kill itself, alrighty then.

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[–] redthnb 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

There must be a jpeg picture with a room full of people who cares

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