[mythtv-users] Silicondust Makes CableCard Announcement

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Jan 9 16:16:52 UTC 2010

On Saturday 09 January 2010 08:53:29 am Johnny wrote:
> > The iTunes approach to music has changed things significantly,
> > contributing greatly to the demise of DRM on a lot of music, and getting
> > a lot of artists the exposure the old ways prevented.
> >
> > Whether it will work with video is another question, even Apple shows no
> > signs of eliminating DRM from video, probably because the suppliers have
> > been brainwashed by MS into thinking DRM is necessary to their continued
> > profits.
> I am sorry but if anybody has done more to promote DRM it is Apple.
> They only took out DRM when it was their last resort, because there
> were several other large digital music stores that were doing so. I
> could give my opinion but Ars Technica writes better than me:
> http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/01/a-look-at-apples-love-for-drm-and
> -consumer-lock-ins.ars. Sure Microsoft implements DRM but they don't have
>  to actively promote it to any of the content providers. Content providers
>  have always
> sought these types of measures, even before there were computers (e.g.
> trying to stop VCRs). Microsoft just gave them what they wanted. They
> certainly didn't have to "brainwash" anybody. But I agree that I would
> certainly love to just buy something and be able to use it as I please
> unfettered by artificial DRM restrictions.

Sorry, the URL worked fine when I took the "." off the end. I'm not really awake 

Interesting reading, thanks.

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