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[News] DRM Disables Business Models, Intel Chips Turn More Evil

  • Subject: [News] DRM Disables Business Models, Intel Chips Turn More Evil
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 05:44:41 +0100
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DRM Doesn't Enable Business Models; Blind Fear Disables Business Models

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| And that's my real problem with DRM. It cannot enable a 
| new business model economically. That's because it's 
| only purpose is to limit behavior. There are no 
| business models that are based solely on limiting 
| behavior. It may be the case that some companies may be 
| too afraid to implement a business model without this 
| faux "protection," but that's entirely different than 
| saying DRM enables the business model.


Intel Inside Could Mean a TV That Watches You

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| Intel is putting Atom processors almost everywhere 
| these days, with the latest target being televisions. 
| The company announced a new Atom-based system-on-a-chip 
| (SoC) design for television sets to make them the hub 
| of social networking and interactivity.
| [...]
| Another, potentially disturbing element for privacy 
| advocates, of the smart TV was it knew, thanks to a 
| mobile Internet device (MID) Rattner had been carrying, 
| that he recently visited a musical instrument store. 
| The MID told the TV this, and among the different shows 
| offered for suggested viewing were shows on guitarists. 
| At the bottom of the screen were banner advertisements, 
| one of them for a guitar store.


Intel's Atom heads for digital TVs, STBs

,----[ Quote ]
| Developed in conjunction with Yahoo!, the Widget 
| Channel architecture (above) appears to be Linux-based. 



Cable Lobbyists Side With MPAA On Getting Permission To Break Your

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| The MPAA and cable companies could offer up movies whenever they
| want. They just don't want people to record them, because they
| want to introduce yet another annoying window. So, they declare
| that they need to break your TV and DVR from recording.

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