Linked by Kroc on Thu 30th Aug 2007 13:03 UTC
Editorial I hear often that when something new appears that "competition is good". The primary reasons competition is seen as good, are: it drives down prices; it gives consumers more choice; it pushes technology forward, quicker. Competition is not good because: competition is why consumers have to choose between HD-DVD and BluRay; competition is why DRM exists; and more. In this article, each of the supposed benefits of competition will be looked at in more detail.
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RE: DRM and competition?
by SReilly on Thu 30th Aug 2007 13:55 UTC in reply to "DRM and competition?"
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2006-12-28

I totally disagree. A culture of 'Milk the public for every penny and tell the artists, off of whom you are already milking the profits of they're produce, a load of bull to get them on your side.'

Basically, a culture of greed and high profit margins kept artificially high by a dieing industry unable to change it's business model for fear of losing all that 'hard earned' cash.

Also, considering the fact that the recording industry, DRMs biggest proponents, is almost completely controlled by only four corporations, I'd say it another case of not enough competition.

As NoFX put, Dinosaurs will die.

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