DRM Prevents AppleTV From Working On Some Hardware

from the thank-you,-DRM dept

Kevin Stapp writes "The infinite wisdom of the entertainment industry has decided to place DRM on AppleTV downloads that can make the content incompatible with many hardware configurations. If your hardware doesn't support HDCP you can't watch content you legitimately rented via AppleTV. Now that's a great way to treat a PAYING customer." This seems to happen all too frequently these days. DRM isn't being used to prevent copying, but it sure does make life a lot more difficult for users. Whatever happened to Steve Jobs being against DRM? Oh, right, that was only for music, not video.
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Filed Under: apple tv, drm
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    Franssu, 28 Feb 2008 @ 7:41am

    Re: Actually, the article is totally accurate...

    Whether you want it or not, HDCP is a DRM technique, it's a software protocol used to enforce DRM shenanigans. The main problem here is always the same. By using this moronic techniques, content providers (and their hardware lackeys) are making legitimate content harder to use than pirated content.

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