I am not sure if jogging leads clear thinking or if my mind is completely jumbled right now. I will let you be the judge.
<p>While taking a shower after my jog this afternoon I was thinking about how to implement a media content distribution system that is acceptable to both the creators (read Major Labels) and consumers (you and I). I have been doing some reading about <a href="http://lid.netmesh.org/">LIDs</a> and was wondering if/how they could be used in some sort of DRM scheme that is fair to both creators and consumers. The scheme looks like this...</p> <ul> <li>Assume both the creator and consumer have their own LID</li> <li>The consumer uses the single sign on capabilities of LID to authenticate with the creator</li> <li>The consumer requests to purchase content X</li> <li>The creator attaches his own LID to the song and the LID of the consumer</li> <li>The creator logs the sale of content X to the consumer</li> <li>The creator creates a GPG signed digital receipt consisting of the name of the song and the creators LID and the consumers LID</li> <li>The receipt is then given to the consumer for their protection</li> <li>If content X is found in the wild, with it's LID tags intact, in possession of a person other than the consumer the creator has the right to initiate legal action against the illegal possessor and illegal distributor using judicial oversight via the plain old search warrant. The illegal distributor (a.k.a. the original consumer) is liable for half the legal fees of the creator. The illegal possessor is liable for half the legal fees of the creator plus the cost of content X at the time of discovery</li> <li>If content X is found in the wild without it's LID tags intact then the creator can persue legal action against the possessor via the method described above. The illegal possessor is liable for the legal fees of the creator plus the cost of content X at the time of discovery.</li> <li>If both the illegal possessor and illegal distributor are found to have signed receipts from the creator all charges must be dropped and the creator must eat the legal fees. This applies no matter the state of the LIDs attached (or unattached) to content X.</li> </ul>