You've been VERY informative here, more than you know, in fact, simply by your mentioning INTEL & HOLLYWOOD in the same sentence in regards to this, as well as turning me onto some more of the details distilled in your last reply!
See, imo @ least?
Well, whenever changes are made in laws (especially HERE), technologies, gov't. (another 'especially'), people's rights, & ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO MONEY OR POWER?
You should ALWAYS ASK 1 SIMPLE QUESTION!
"Who, or what body of "whoms", stands to gain THE MOST by this change or set of changes in the rules of how this particular game is played?"
The ones who's profit centers in entertainment @ least, who are threatened by "DRM" NOT being present in personal computers is who.
P.S.=> I'd like you ALL to think about that question, regarding this, & then ask yourself WHO REALLY CONTROLS BOTH ORGANIZATIONS, largely! And, please folks, don't try & tell me there is never an "infamous they" because if you've worked ANYPLACE for awhile?
Cliques (or other forms of "group therapy" as I call it) DO control things, face it, & they don't think 20 days/weeks/months in advance usually: They think in terms of DECADES ahead, time being on their side, as long as THEY make the rules in that particular body.
You don't have to answer, but, just think about it & come to your OWN conclusions, because I have & will keep them to myself (might be wrong is why, but somehow, I doubt it... history backs me up pretty well on that account)... apk
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