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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by cjcox on Thu 30th Aug 2007 15:47 UTC
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Text is mostly trash. However, the reason for DRM, sadly, is for the reason that those that 0wn us say... it's because people violate the law daily. Can we all agree to stop copying music and movies illegally? I know that won't stop DRM, but it might just keep it from digging even further into my personal freedoms. My own rough surveys show that 75% of Junior High and Senior High students download music/movies or rip music/movies to media players. Out of which >90% give copies away or receive copies of music/movies without purchasing them. Most learned to do this from friends OR from their parents. And almost none of them feel that they have violated the law in any way.

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