ghosty12 opened this issue on Oct 28, 2015 · 501 posts
[JasonGalterio](https://www.renderosity.com/?uid=711010) posted at 9:47PM Mon, 02 November 2015 - [#4236546](#msg4236546) > I am trying to word this very carefully. My intention is not to flame bait or stir up another round of speculation. My only intention is to try and see what I am missing. > > All the way through this winding discussion I have felt that I am missing a key bit of the equation. Things just don't add up without these details. And I am struggling to balance the equation. > > 1. DAZ Connect. Integrated into the system, provides store suggestions, allows items to be installed without using a secondary program. Items downloaded through DAZ Connect will have DRM incorporated because DAZ needs to protect its assets. Okay, no problem. On board so far. > > 2. DIM. Will still be supported. No fundamental changes to it. New items will still be available through DIM, just as they have in the past. While also being available through DAZ Connect. DIM items will not be encrypted. This is where my mental train leaves the tracks. > > DAZ is obviously investing money into the DRM transition, but while leaving the same items non-DRMed. So then what is being gained for DAZ? > > I don't want any wild speculation about subscriptions, etc. etc. I would like to have an official answer. I know that this isn't the official forum and the odds of their being an official answer here is low to zero. However those that can provide an official answer do read these posts. And I am hoping that this could be addressed somewhere. > > I think balancing this equation would do a lot to assuage some of the panic. Personally I would accept an answer like "well, we were in here anyway, so we thought we'd do it at the same time." Old and Current Items: In DAZ Connect and DIM at same time, encrypted and not-encrypted respectively. There is not point to set old things, already shared in the web, in only DAZ Connect state. New Future Items: Only DAZ Connect, only encrypted. Date for new future items only encrypted: indeterminated.