The market can't fight DRM
Posted Sep 23, 2006 18:50 UTC (Sat) by sepreece
In reply to: The market can't fight DRM
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
The DRM is there because the content owners insist on it. Device manufacturers have no particular desire to restrict their customers. But, if their customers want access to content that is only available under DRM restrictions, the device manufacturers are willing to do the extra work necessary to allow them to sell such devices.
[The game system market, where the manufacturers typically control the content, is a slightly special case.]
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