Tech And Hollywood Form Coalition Of The Pointless

from the this-sounds-like...-SDMI dept

This has been tried before without much success, but that doesn't really matter. A group of (large) tech companies and movie studios have now teamed up to create a "coalition" to come up with copy protection schemes. Apparently, Cory Doctorow's speech about why DRM is bad for everyone hasn't had much of an impact -- even on folks at Microsoft where he gave the talk. They're included in this "coalition" that seems suspiciously short on smaller companies. It's easy to see why, of course. Those smaller companies don't want to get locked into some proprietary, expensive technology that doesn't work well and only serves to piss off their customers. It's only larger companies who seem to think that protecting obsolete business models is more important than innovating and embracing new business models.
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    dorpus, 14 Jul 2004 @ 3:17am


    Bigger companies that survive know how to protect their intellectual property, while the tough-talking small fish get their ideas copied elsewhere, and disappear.

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