SonicBlue's Leadership Change Tells A Bigger Story

from the it's-really-too-bad dept

A month ago when SonicBlue replaced their CEO we pointed out that it was unfortunate that the new CEO was looking to settle whatever lawsuits the company had against Hollywood, and would no longer push forward with technology innovations that consumers wanted, but which Hollywood hated. An article in Salon takes a much deeper look at how unfortunate this is. It also points out that until the technology industry learns to support each other, the way Hollywood acts as a single entity, Silicon Valley will always get beaten. There are plenty of companies making digital video recorders, but they all left the fight up to one small company. If they all got together and told Hollywood their stance was unacceptable maybe things would be different now.

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