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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Competition is Good
by Don T. Bothers on Thu 30th Aug 2007 21:23 UTC
Don T. Bothers
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2006-03-15

The problem with BluRay versus HD-DVD is not one of competition, it is one of illegal monopolistic practices. If BluRay and HD-DVD were really competing, they would both be open standards that companies can easily use. And what you would see in the marketplace would be a whole bunch of dual players and people really only caring about the content of the medium not the medium of the content.

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