What Microsoft, Sony and other media giants don't want you to know and hope you don't learn about

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Adam Albright, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. As bad as UAC is, the most insidious change that Microsoft did behind
    the back of it's hundreds of millions of users is to sneak in DRM
    which not only raises all kind of free use issues but it now it
    starting to be revealed that what Microsoft did to implement DRM has
    had a major impact on file handling and is the actual cause why
    copying, moving and deleting files now can take far longer in Vista
    then it ever did with XP.

    Microsoft deserves a firestorm of protests from its huge customer base
    just like Sony got for their evil rootkit which many aren't aware they
    sneaked on to your computer without your permission. The EFF
    (Electronic Freedom Foundation) awhile back was thinking about
    starting a class action suit.

    http://www.eff.org/IP/fairuse/

    You mad yet? No? Well read the stories linked next, especially if you
    try to play back your DVD and they stutter or have issues, the
    freemdom-to-tinker link is VERY revealing on what Microsoft agreed to
    do in Vista and instead of standing up, caved in to Hollywood. That
    begs the question WHY did Microsoft cave?

    http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/003882.php

    http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/?p=882

    Being in the "business" I've been keeping tack of the evils done
    behind our backs by multi national corporate giants so they can fatten
    their bottom line while at the same time giving themselves the "right"
    to mess with your computer. Yes, you read that right. There is
    technology deep inside Vista that impeades your hardware... on
    purpose, or orders from the Hollywood crowd. Shocking!

    Time the average user wised up to what's been going on. Read this, but
    if you do, be prepared to get pissed off.

    http://boingboing.net/2005/11/14/sony_anticustomer_te.html
     
    Adam Albright, Apr 14, 2007
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  2. With so many people in an uproar about DRM, I do not see it making it into
    the next version of Windows. Look at some of the record companies (EMI,
    recently) that dropped DRM.

    DRM sucks, not implemented well, and just a pain in the ass for consumers.
    Pirates don't care, they crack it within hours, usually. So, who is DRM
    really for?!
     
    Dustin Harper, Apr 14, 2007
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  3. Adam Albright

    Justin Guest

    "Pirates" are a VERY SMALL group of people when you compare them with legit
    users. DRM keeps the average Joe (or makes them aware they are doing
    something wrong) from making "mistakes".

    However, looking at the number of people that have issues with it, is it
    really worth it? Does it do more good then harm? Will it add the lost
    couple million dollars back into the billions of dollars these various
    industries make each year? Do people that specifically DO NOT PIRATE even
    care about the industries? I think they are more interested in doing what
    is right then helping to buy someone yet another summer home.

    I'm too young for this one and had to research it. However, the music
    industry was in an UPROAR when recordable audio tapes hit the market. OH MY
    GOD!!!! PEOPLE CAN COPY/RECORD OUR RECORDS!!!! I couldn't find a single
    record company that went out of business because of it. In fact they all
    continued to grow.

    A guy at work was listening to some music. Illegal MP3s of course. I liked
    what he was listening to. It was a band I've never heard of before and
    would have continued to have never heard of them. I liked it so much I
    bought the CD. DRM would have killed that sale.

    However, after all of this, I continue to not be bothered by DRM. It simply
    is not a problem on my machine and files do not copy any slower on my Vista
    drive then they do on my XP drive. But I do feel sorry for those that have
    issues.
     
    Justin, Apr 14, 2007
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  4. Adam Albright

    john Guest

    the exact same thing can be said for WGA and UAC
    ROFL

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    "Microsoft broke Volkswagen's world record: Volkswagen only made 22 million
    bugs!"
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    john, Apr 14, 2007
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  5. Adam Albright

    Nina DiBoy Guest

    Excellent post Adam. Well done! :)

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    Nina DiBoy, Apr 15, 2007
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