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MQA was launched on December 2014. It is now January 2, 2017 so let’s see where MQA is at today. Remember all the people who said that MQA was not Digital Rights Management? Well Utimaco disagrees. “MQA turned to Utimaco, a leading manufacturer of hardware-based security solutions that provide the root of trust to keep cryptographic keys safe, secure critical digital infrastructures and protect high value data assets. “ “Critical to the continued success and monetization of the streaming and download services of the entertainment industry, is the ability to secure and safeguard end-to-end
So, some questions and thoughts about the rights-holders of music, and what they can do with that music after the MQA "magic" has been applied... Can the record company have digital copies of the decompressed files? Or does the agreement with MQA not permit this? If it doesn't permit it, then it is (effectively, by legal agreement) DRM used against the labels themselves (ironic if true lmao). If they can have such decompressed digital copies, are they prevented by legal agreements from selling those directly? If they are prevented, it is again (effectively) a type of
https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-9113-mqa_-_a_clever_stealth_drm-trojan Presenters give a shout out to this forum and its contributors. At around the 50 minute mark the presenters go into what DRM is, and why MQA is a good example of it. They also detail the public/private key aspects of MQA better than I have seen before. All in all a good presentation, the errors being mostly of omission, but with 60 minutes this is expected.
I have several gigabytes of "Protected AAC Audio Files" in my iTunes library that I purchased back in the day when they still used DRM. I would like to convert these to a format so I can use them in HQP or Audirvana - but haven't figured out how to do it yet. I am aware that there is one way using iTunes Match (deleting the files and then redownloading them from the cloud) - but I am not interested in using Match. Is there some Mac software solution to remove the DRM (assuming it is legal to do so)? I did some googling around, but didn't come up with anything that looked legit