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: Pick a better target
by Robocoastie on Fri 31st Aug 2007 14:25 UTC in reply to "Pick a better target"
Robocoastie
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"Greed is why DRM exists. Some companies believe strong control over their content is the best way to sell more content because they can prevent sharing."

Good point. I hear MSFT's DRM schemes built into Vista defended because "they are just what they have to as the production companies mandated the DRM" - that's nonsense because a)MSFT invented WM DRM in the first place and b)MSFT owns and promotes HD-DVD.

So it's not HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray, its MSFT vs. Sony.

Don't believe either one of their smoke and mirror acts.

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