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"Privately, Hollywood admits DRM isn't about piracy"

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For the movie studios, it's the moment they have to admit that it's not the piracy that worries them, but business models which don't squeeze every last cent out of customers.


In a nutshell: DRM's sole purpose is to maximize revenues by minimizing your rights so that they can sell them back to you.

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Who hasn't lent a DVD to a friend or colleague? This is perfectly legal behavior, but you can see that Hollywood hopes to stop this kind of thing via DRM.

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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070115-8616.html
 

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It's kinda scary. And it seems like HD-DVD's big mantra has been fair use of content, while Bluray's mantra has been no copies of any kind. There's a reason why Bluray has the most studio support. It's from all the studios that wanted Divx to succeed so that you could pay $5 per movie for a DVD that destroys itself. Or the studio linked to the company that put a rootkit into your computer to prevent you from making a copy of a CD you bought.
 

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Duh.
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Originally Posted by DougPr /forum/post/0


It's kinda scary. And it seems like HD-DVD's big mantra has been fair use of content, while Bluray's mantra has been no copies of any kind.

That's your wishful thinking. Both of them have not yet implemented it.
 

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Originally Posted by DougPr /forum/post/0


It's kinda scary. And it seems like HD-DVD's big mantra has been fair use of content, while Bluray's mantra has been no copies of any kind. There's a reason why Bluray has the most studio support. It's from all the studios that wanted Divx to succeed so that you could pay $5 per movie for a DVD that destroys itself. Or the studio linked to the company that put a rootkit into your computer to prevent you from making a copy of a CD you bought.

It will be interesting to see the extent to which BD+ (or whatever it is called), the extra level of copy protection on blu-ray, will in fact be implemented and the affect that it will have on blu-ray player software/hardware. HD DVD was not interested in implementing that sort of added protection. It is also unlikely thet HD DVD will implement region coding for HD in the foreseeable future. So you may have a point here.
 

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There's a reason why Bluray has the most studio support. It's from all the studios that wanted Divx to succeed...Or the studio linked to the company that put a rootkit into your computer to prevent you from making a copy of a CD you bought.
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It will be interesting to see the extent to which BD+...the extra level of copy protection on blu-ray, will in fact be implemented and the affect that it will have on blu-ray player software/hardware.

My concerns exactly...too many unknowns and too many recent examples...and as another quote in this article states:
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History repeats itself, especially the bad parts...
 
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