Canon legal response
Posted Jan 11, 2013 23:08 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Canon legal response
Parent article: Testing Magic Lantern 2.3
Is a disguise necessary? The way I look at it, software is as material a part of a machine as hardware, and if the EOS-1D C takes pictures better than the EOS-1D X, it's the same difference whether it's because of different software or a different shutter. I can't picture people who want the features of the EOS-1D C turning it down because they're done in software.
Price discrimination by disabling features in software for the low-end customers (thereby making product available to them that otherwise could not be) is a well-worn business strategy, and that seems to be what is described in the cited article.
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