[mythtv-users] Please spend the time to write or call your representatives

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 02:40:27 EST 2005

On Friday 23 December 2005 05:18, Justin Hornsby wrote:
> Jonathan Tidmore wrote:
> > Realistically though, how many people out there would put up with this?
> > I watch TV now because its easy and cheap.  You make it complicated with
> > multi-tiered pricing and a multitude of restrictions, TV loses much of
> > its value.  I will look for entertainment elsewhere.  When consumers
> > stop viewing their awful and overpriced content, that'll be the day
> > they'll start to switch back to the current model which has made them
> > trillions and trillions of dollars over the years.  There's only so far
> > corporate greed will go before consumers get turned off and look
> > elsewhere for entertainment.
> >
> > I'm sorry, but Desperate Housewives isn't worth the hassle.
> >
> > --
> > Jonathan Tidmore
> Oh you'd be surprised, Jonathan.  People who decide to opt out of TV
> will be very much in the majority, as bitter a pill to swallow as the
> costs will be.  So the best course of action will be to tell these
> profiteers that their greed isn't acceptable from the word 'go'.
> It strikes me as rather odd that nobody has yet mentioned that one of
> the most annoying things about this new DRM scheme (as with other DRM
> schemes) is that propriatary technology is involved.  Yep - another
> single company holding the rights to obligatory rights management.
> Isn't this considered anti-competitive?  I wonder how many members of
> congress and MPAA execs have vested interests in the companies who
> create DRM tech.... then it'd be a serious conflict of interest.. don't
> you guys in the US have rules about that kind of thing?

uhm. Cheney and Haliburton?  Bush and the oil companies?

Laws are only there to prevent the poor from making money, the honest from 
living peacefully, and to force the innocent to have to look over their 
shoulder for no good reason.


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