[mythtv-users] FCC admits CableCARD a failure, vows to try something else
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
>> they removed the DRM. They figured out they could actually make MORE
>> by removing DRM.
>> I wish the movie industry would follow suit. But I think that's just
>> a pipe
> 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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