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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Artificial Barriers
by angryrobot on Thu 30th Aug 2007 15:59 UTC
angryrobot
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2006-04-26

Seems like you are more against artificial barriers to competition than competition itself. That's what DRM and proprietary formats are.

That's why people want open standards, so that the positive competition you are in favor of can occur.

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