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

Francesco Peeters francesco at fampeeters.com
Sat Dec 5 08:25:07 UTC 2009

David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Dec 4, 2009, at 2:24 PM, Kevin Ross wrote:
>> 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
>> dream.
> They might eventually.  I never thought the music industry would catch
> on, either.
> The movie industry has more at stake, though, in a way.  It's not just
> piracy they're trying to avoid -- it's cross-border sales, the same
> thing DVD region encoding was trying to prevent.  Movies routinely go
> on sale in the U.S. while they're still in theaters in Europe, and
> vice versa.  They're afraid of cannibalizing their own sales if people
> can freely play back stuff sold in other countries.
Well, they *could* try releasing the movie at the same time in the
European theaters as well...  ;-)


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