June 6, 2006

Surprising details in DRM/DVD War Against Consumers

mentioned by Philip Hodgetts at the SF Cutters.org meeting, and via DefectiveByDesign.org:

excerpt from Business Week's "The DVD War Against Consumers":

"The real battle isn't between Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT) and their chosen formats, it's between the manufacturers and us -- the consumers, the ones who ultimately pay for it all. And the battle is over Digital Rights Management (DRM), because in addition to increased storage, these new disks are packed full of copy-protection functions, some of which impair our ability to use the content we pay for, the way we like and are legally entitled to."

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