Intel to cut Linux out of the content market?!

Magnus Therning magnus at
Thu Jul 21 07:47:16 UTC 2005

On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 01:12:46PM +0700, Ezra Tibuludji wrote:
>Mayday ?

Well, another misguided attempt from the consumer electronics industry
to satisfy the (much smaller, sizewise) content industry. It's about as
intelligent as pissing against the wind.

DRM will keep on popping up as long as the content industry think they
can get away with it. If only the consumer electronics companies would
grow a pair then we'd see the end of this farce. It doesn't help that
"the greatest democracy on earth", which also happens to be the most
influential country and hosts all the biggest content providers, has a
political system that allows buying legislation (this isn't as unique as
it should be).

In the end, the only thing we, as consumers, can do is vote with our
feet and money. Don't by this encumbered waste of good computing power,
don't by content that limits what you can do with it.


Magnus Therning                    (OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4)
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