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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Uses DRM as Windows Lock-in

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Uses DRM as Windows Lock-in
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 15:03:01 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Microsoft still has Lat Am Music industry in its hands 

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| Of course some evil people could quickly jump to the wrong conclusion and may 
| think that Microsoft has the local music industry in its pocket, but of 
| course we have no proof to say that, they are all acting in the best 
| interests of the consumers, probably. But someone should point out that all 
| these firms are strangely going against the anti-DRM wave that is sweeping 
| the developed world.     


DRM and open source are the great divide

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| DRM is at the heart of the BBC iPlayer story. It is at the heart of Apple’s 
| iTunes monopoly. 



Avoid the Vista badge, it means DRM inside 

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| The root of this crappy DRM infection is Microsoft. It is the driving
| force here. This has nothing to do with protecting content, as we 
| keep pointing out, there has never been a single thing that has had
| a DRM infection applied that didn't end up cracked on the net in
| hours. DRM is about walled gardens and control.
| He who controls the DRM infection controls the market. DRM is
| about preventing you from doing anything with the devices
| without paying the gatekeeper a fee. This is what MS wants,
| nothing less than a slice of everything watched, listened to
| or discussed from now on. DRM prevents others from playing
| there, thanks to the DMCA and other anti-consumer laws.
| Make no mistake, MS is pushing the DRM malware as hard as
| it can so it can rake in money hand over fist with no
| competition. It is really good at lock-in, in fact, the firm
| based its entire business model on harming the user so they
| have to comply and spend more.


Microsoft Tells Apple To Stop Complaining About DRM


Microsoft: We Like DRM


Why Microsoft will fight for DRM


Microsoft launches 'PlayReady' DRM system

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| Although digital rights management (DRM) is popular with content
| creators, it has attracted criticism. Sony was widely attacked after
| using a rootkit-like application to hide content protection on some
| music CDs, and earlier this month Apple CEO Steve Jobs called on
| the music industry to drop its use of DRM.


Golden Rant : Microsoft DRM's gone too far

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| Microsoft appears to have hit the wrong button on its critical
| Windows XP download service late last month, pretty well forcing
| every XP user to upgrade to Windows Media Player (WiMP) 11 if
| they (like me and many others) have the automatic download/install
| option enabled for critical updates.


The Longest Suicide Note in History

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| Gutmann: The genie's out of the bottle before the operating system has even
| been released! But that doesn't mean Vista users in particular - and
| the computer community at large - won't end up paying for Microsoft's
| DRM folly. At the risk of repeating myself repeating myself, yet
| another reason to move to Linux.
`----     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


DRM in Windows Vista

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| Windows Vista includes an array of "features" that you don't want.
| These features will make your computer less reliable and less secure.
| They'll make your computer less stable and run slower. They will
| cause technical support problems. They may even require you to
| upgrade some of your peripheral hardware and existing software.
| And these features won't do anything useful. In fact, they're
| working against you. They're digital rights management (DRM)
| features built into Vista at the behest of the entertainment
| industry.
| And you don't get to refuse them.


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