Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jan 2007 23:54 UTC, submitted by Andrzej Ptak
Legal "In the US, France and a few other countries it is already forbidden to play legally purchased music or videos using GNU/Linux media players. Sounds like sci-fi? Unfortunately not. And it won't end up on multimedia only. Welcome to the the new era of DRM!" Update: Norway's consumer ombudsman has ruled that Apple's Fairplay DRM is illegal. This follows the news that France and Germany have sided with Norway.
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more like Vista is doomed.....
by unclefester on Thu 25th Jan 2007 01:15 UTC
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2007-01-13

Sorry folks it isn't the RIAA or Hollywood that matters - it is the porn industry. Most porn is made as cheaply as possible using consumer video equipment. When the dudes using bittorrent find they can't play pirated prOn on Vista they will totally shun it. The pormeisters will simply re-encode in a free format and provide a codec download link. Much of the failure of Betamax was due to the anti porn stance of Sony. Porn is low resolution for low bandwith downloads - no need for Bluray or HDTV either.

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