Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Apr 2006 14:18 UTC
Linux A RealNetworks executive has claimed that Linux risks being excluded from the consumer market if it does not add support for copy-restriction technologies. But the Free Software Foundation Europe countered this claim on Thursday, saying that consumers have made it clear that they do not want DRM restricting their use of digital media.
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bad marketing speak, guys
by bnolsen on Fri 7th Apr 2006 14:59 UTC
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

Last time I checked, DRM has zero benefit to the consumer and every benefit to the content provider, up to the point that it pisses off the consumer, which of course they've crossed that line long ago.

I'm pretty sick of Hollywood trying to blame its utter inability to produce good movies on piracy and copy protection issues.

I'd be more willing to go see more movies if they didn't consistently attack my system of values, beliefs and political views, and call me stupid, illiterate, racist, etc.

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RE: bad marketing speak, guys
by kaiwai on Sat 8th Apr 2006 05:00 in reply to "bad marketing speak, guys"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm pretty sick of Hollywood trying to blame its utter inability to produce good movies on piracy and copy protection issues.

So true, very true.

Want to know the most recent movie I watched? Russian Arch; and as for a future movie; possibly the George Cloney movie "Good night and good luck'; everything else so far either seems to be a combination of remakes, or a rampent display of nationalistic jingoisms for the flag waving naive public to woff down with their McDonalds Big Mac and their super size chips.

I'd be more willing to go see more movies if they didn't consistently attack my system of values, beliefs and political views, and call me stupid, illiterate, racist, etc.

Or worse still, are hyped up to the ceiling and beyond - case in point would be 'Brokeback Mountain' - as a gay male, I was so board shitless through the movie, I was actually happy when I left.

But this is typical of hollywood; feather weight in the thinking department, and marketing department in overdrive all the way.

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