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Looking forward to Vista for watching HD DVD movies?

Discussion in 'Software' started by ffreeloader, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    If you are you might want to rethink this.

    Just bought a brand new wide screen monitor and paid a bundle for it? If you want use this monitor to watch HD movies on Vista you better think again.

    Here is the story.

    DRM is the bane of innovation and consumers.
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    as with any method of DRM that spites the consumer, there will be ways around this, ofcourse with current US legislation this will put you on the wrong side of the law

    DRM has its uses
    the DMCA does not
    blame the congressmen/women in the pockets of big business (so, all of them then)
     
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  3. Clyde

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    thats what linux and bittorrent are for!
     
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  4. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    Actually, if Microsoft, Intel, AMD, and the other big time hardware and software manufacturers have their way it will be illegal to run Linux, or any other software that doesn't fit the DRM mold. All this will be controlled by building the DRM controls right into the cpu, motherboard, and right on out.

    Your cpu will refuse to work with Linux because it won't have the DRM "watermark", so to speak.
     
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  5. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    I think with all the hot water M$ are in at the moment with anti-trust cases, these plans will never see the light of day. Intel, M4 etc would basically become a monopoly. The courts would never allow it.
     
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  6. nugget
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    Is this the same MS monopoly that the courts didn't allow to start with? The same one they 'tried' to disallow and when MS got stroppy the courts said "okay you just get a fine and modify the software a bit, pretty please".

    The problem with all this DRM and trusted computing crap is that it's only designed to protect one thing, MS and their buddies. If you could pay a fair price for the movies and music (what it's really worth) then there would be no need for this as piracy would hardly exist.
     
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