[mythtv-users] FCC admits CableCARD a failure, vows to try something else
kevin at familyross.net
Fri Dec 4 22:24:53 UTC 2009
> > Now one person puts something
> > on bittorrent and a billion potential customers have free access to it.
> > I'm not saying DRM is a good idea, I'm just saying there's a reason it
> > gives them night terrors to think of giving open access to digital
> It shouldn't if they were rational. That's the rub. If DRM were
> effective at keeping things off bittorrent then it could be
> justifiable. But it isn't. It just takes one person with hdmi ->
> hdfury2 -> hdpvr -> bittorrent and then it's out there in a form
> effectively indistinguishable from the original digital data.
The online music industry has pretty much given up on DRM, since you can now
buy unencrypted, unprotected mp3's at the major online music stores.
I never bought online music when it had DRM, but I HAVE bought music once
they removed the DRM. They figured out they could actually make MORE money
by removing DRM.
I wish the movie industry would follow suit. But I think that's just a pipe
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