Microsoft to Protect Disney films

Unknown, BBC News, Feb 10, 2004
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Microsoft makes a major move into the entertainment industry with this agreement, while Disney cements it break-up with Apple, instigated by it's much publicized dust-up with Pixar last week. It is clear that Microsoft has sided with the content industry and its demand for punitive digital rights management, but what of Apple? Now that its creative hands are free, the road back from obscurity may lie in free content, especially if other hardware vendors opt to to the Microsoft and Disney line. Oh, and on this same topic today, Object Learning puts things in nice perspective.
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