Is Hollywood Calling Their Own Bluff?
from the can-they-be-that-clueless? dept
Yesterday we mentioned how Hollywood seemed to believe that the tech industry was holding out on them and not creating some sort of magic copy protection system that would actually work. We knew that this would be a waste of money, but Ed Felten has an even better point. Not only will this move fail, but it’s basically Hollywood calling their own bluff. When it comes out that they can’t actually build copy protection that works, the repeated assertions by the entertainment industry that it’s really possible to build working copy protection will be shown as false — and they won’t be able to blame the tech industry for holding out on them any more.