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: I don't follow
by DrillSgt on Thu 30th Aug 2007 21:52 UTC in reply to "I don't follow"
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"Moreover, competition is exactly why DRM will fail in the end. What properly informed fellow will buy encumbered/copy-protected technologies when given a [u]choice[/u]?"

That will be the people that like to purchase CD's/DVD's from the music/video store and listen/watch them. DRM itself is strictly driven by the music/movie industries. This only questions whether it will fail or not, as people will continue to buy the media which uses DRM, so will require a way to use the media.

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