Linked by Andrew Youll on Sat 31st Dec 2005 11:55 UTC, submitted by Andrew Bragdon
Privacy, Security, Encryption BentUser takes a look at OS-level DRM in upcoming operating systems, particularly Windows Vista. Protected video path, PVP-UAB and PVP-OPM, have the potential to be really obnoxious, eclipsing any annoyances one experiences with current DRM technologies.
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RE[2]: Prediction
by flywheel on Sun 1st Jan 2006 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Prediction"
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Bill has much less to gain than the media companies who seem to have him on a leash.

Actually Redmond have quite a lot to gain. They have seen a chance to force/lure the industry to accept protection against the pirate mob, in exchange of exclusively using Redmond multimedia standards. Most Video/Audio will thus be tied to the Windows platform.

If they in addition succeeds with replacing PDF and flash with their own closed alternatives - then they got it all.

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