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vnunet: DRM is (Almost) Dead

Mar 12, 2007, 20:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hans Bezemer)

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"Recently, Fred Amoroso of Macrovision published his response to Steve Jobs call for a DRM free world. Needless to say, he did not agree with Steve, mainly because that is what Macrovision does: its main product is DRM. Several readers pointed out to me that Steve Jobs did not object to DRM for ethical reasons and I agree: Steve is a businessman, not an activist. Steve Jobs statement is important however, since it signifies a departure from the stance most corporations have had so far concerning DRM. And recently EMI announced that they also left the DRM bandwagon. That's not good news for Macrovision.

"Of course, the arguments Fred Amoroso uses are flawed to say the least. I'll tell you why..."

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