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    was reading about HDCP and hardware-level DRM.. looks horrible!!!

    HDCP and hardware-level DRM looks horrible. I hate these type of things.

    What are your thoughts?

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    Re: was reading about HDCP and hardware-level DRM.. looks horrible!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by billdotson View Post
    HDCP and hardware-level DRM looks horrible. I hate these type of things.

    What are your thoughts?
    That I'm glad I build my own computers

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    Re: was reading about HDCP and hardware-level DRM.. looks horrible!!!

    I cross my fingers for keeping my good old drm-free hardware as long as possible.

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    Re: was reading about HDCP and hardware-level DRM.. looks horrible!!!

    I've been reading and worrying about that too. Does hardware DRM have the capability of killing Linux?

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    Re: was reading about HDCP and hardware-level DRM.. looks horrible!!!

    lol. It won't last. The free market will correct this entire DRM nonsense.

    Think of it this way. If you buy a song with a particular flavor of DRM on it, and then the company making that DRM goes out of business or changes their format your music collection will not play anymore, thus has ZERO market value. A business model that attempts sell products with no value at a high cost will be ignored by consumers. The same applies to hardware, if your disc drive won't support the next generation of DRM (which can come out 4 months from now) then your player is useless and nobody will buy hardware from you ever again.

    The market already rejects DRM in a large amount. Last year online music sales with DRM accounted for $2 billion, and music sales without DRM accounted for $20 Billion. The average iPod has only 3% of its songs are DRM'ed. Steve Jobs published that himself in an open letter, he's against it too. This market rejection will not be contained to music, it will expand into hardware and all.


    That's my thoughts.
    Last edited by Hendrixski; February 23rd, 2007 at 10:24 PM.
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