[mythtv-users] FCC admits CableCARD a failure, vows to try something else

Francesco Peeters francesco at fampeeters.com
Fri Dec 4 22:38:02 UTC 2009

David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Fri, December 4, 2009 1:56 pm, Travis Tabbal wrote:
>> We've had unencrypted outputs this whole
>> time and yet we have this huge entertainment industry. I just don't see
>> how unencrypted output suddenly means everyone goes out of business. Using
>> that logic, the industry shouldn't exist.
> I think they'd argue it was different in the past, when piracy meant
> mailing VHS tapes to people one at a time.  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
> content.
But you'd *think* that even the thickest skull have got to have an
inkling of understanding that DRM doesn't work... It's been proven over
and over again: It only hinders the paying customers, and the "Pirates"
don't lost a minute of sleep over DRM...

But that is a discussion that really belongs at defectivebydesign.org,
IMNSHO...  ;-)


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