A cost analysis of Vista content protection
Posted Dec 24, 2006 11:17 UTC (Sun) by drag
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Plus DVDs on DVD players just suck. :-)
I was watching movies at my parents house and I was amazed to see that I couldn't just skip through the advertisements at the beginning and the FBI warning and other assorted nonsense. It'd pop up a warning that said something along the lines of 'Disk forbids this function at this time'.
I had forgotten that stuff existed because I am used to just using Xine or mplayer to watch DVDs.
Who do you want your hardware to serve? You or a movie studio?
It's amazing that now I have to break federal law just to skip advertisements. Pretty soon I'll start hearing that I am not allowed to buy certain types of fatty fried foods? (oh wait...)
When will it end? This whole erosion of liberty thing is realy realy starting to piss me off.
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