Soon, downloading images from the internet may become much more difficult. The Joint Photographic Experts Group wants to significantly enhance their copy protection by including JPEG files in the DRM system. If the idea comes to fruition, it can completely change the face of the modern internet.
The Joint Photographic Experts Group has just launched a new initiative called Privacy & Security, which aims to provide better copy protection for images available on the Internet. Its purpose is to include a DRM system not only for the special JPEG 2000 format but also for standard JPEG files, which should prevent them from being copied and then used later.
The proposal is not just about using encrypted metadata, including where the image is taken, but also tools that will prevent you from copying or even opening a protected photo. Such a protected image will not be used in information services, scientific research and art creation, which means that it will no longer be possible to create such web memes.