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What Netflix Needs is Linux

Jun 19, 2007, 03:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

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"In the past, I have always found it comical when companies have found themselves buying into the need to protect their content with DRM because of the pressure from the music and movie industries. Well, it seems that Netflix is no different, but I have to ask: is the DRM protection really needed in their case for online movie viewing? Personally, I think there is another way to protect the content and do so without traditional DRM headaches as well.

"Since I have no idea whether or not they can ever get the movie industry to go for it, I must ask: has Netflix considered taking a Flash approach to viewing content, similar to Pandora? Granted, Pandora is having some problems now on the legal front, but it is not due to DRM specifically. In their case, it is the issues of taxing them out of existence..."

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