[mythtv-users] The Boxee Box

Dave dave at davestechshop.net
Wed Dec 9 16:47:46 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:

> On Wednesday 09 December 2009 09:02:37 am Yan Seiner wrote:
> > I don't understand this attitude.  My customers pay me a reasonable fee
> > for a piece of hardware and then a reasonable fee for the service I
> > provide.  (It must be reasonable to them - they keep paying).  I'm not
> > sure why the entertainment industry giants don't understand this simple
> > truth.
> They have been sold on the concept of "control". To a large extent by
> Microsoft, who wants to be the sole provider of DRM "solutions".
> If you purchase a chair, the seller assumes you will not use it to break a
> jewelry store window. if you buy a brick, the seller does not assume you
> will
> use it to pummel your spouse to death.
> But with video content, the seller assumes that you are the worst sort of
> criminal, because MS has determined they can make money by pushing that
> sort of assumption.
> I'm happy to pay for content, but not again and again under circumstances
> where I can't use it the way I want to.
> _______________________________________________
> I think that is well stated. I agree.
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