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You wanna come over and watch a movie tonight? That’ll be $8.95 plus $3.50 for the soda and $4.75 for the popcorn. You don’t want to know how much parking is.

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Ken Fisher wrote a great piece on DRM (digital rights management) for Ars Technica. In a nutshell, he argues (quite well, I must say) that, at least for the Hollywood studios, DRM doesn’t have anything to do with piracy, it’s all about gouging the consumer.

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Written by The Canuck

January 15, 2007 at 1:49 pm

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  1. Blood suckers!

    The Big Seester

    January 16, 2007 at 2:40 pm

  2. Yeah. The day they make it so I can’t lend a DVD to a friend is the day I throw my TV and DVD player out the window. What a bunch of baloney.

    Well, maybe I’ll take them to St. Vincent de Paul, but you know what I mean.

    Kasia

    January 16, 2007 at 4:23 pm

  3. This is why I’m (and many, many other people) so adamant about FAIR fair use rules in copyright legislation. If I buy a DVD (or a CD or whatever the medium du jour is), I should be able to make a backup copy, move the content to my iPod, copy the files to my computer so I can watch/listen to them using that, and even lend said media to a friend.

    What the media companies want is to make it so that I have to purchase (in addition to the original DVD or CD), a copy for my iPod, one for my computer, another one to lock away for backup purposes, etc.

    Joseph Tremblay

    January 16, 2007 at 4:35 pm


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