Users who are artists must heed these wise words.
All Hail the Cult Leader.
As for this "poem", I've seen better from kids in elementary school. This speaks to the creative aptitude of Apple's kernel engineers. Certainly not the strongpoint of their workforce.
What sort of royalties or up-front payments did CMU get for letting Apple use their kernel?
It's only "nifty" until it's put to the test and fails in court. It's "effective" as a way to protect software only in the minds of some Apple engineers; but a judge might not see it that way. There's no precedent to assure anyone that it would work. If there were, I suspect we'd see it in widespread use. Or maybe Apple has tried to patent it?
Perhaps the DMCA exists because "nifty" gimmicks like this one cannot be relied on?