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: Hm
by Nossie on Thu 30th Aug 2007 17:38 UTC in reply to "Hm"
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REAL Competition is good... look at the recent pay offs to HDDVD...

If it wasn't for the backhanding, lobbying and Sony having its mitts in an entrenched media market we may not have had this issue to begin with!!

Fair competition is ALWAYS good

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RE[2]: Hm
by Nossie on Thu 30th Aug 2007 17:40 in reply to "RE: Hm"
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and to add... the only reason DRM exists is because the technology still exists

The media and publishing cartels have wanted their hands on consumers rights for hundreds of years (look at libraries) but its only NOW that technology can prevent what a user does with his second hand books and media AFTER they have read/watched them.

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