Originally Posted by Morpheus
WSJ Online is reporting
that Sony, Samsung, Philips, Matsushita and Intertrust have joined the Marlin Joint Development Association
, aiming to develop standard specifications for software that can prevent digital movies and music from being improperly
(Emphasis mine) I have to wonder what they consider "properly" copying their content..
There is this growing sentiment in the industry to remove the "ownership" rights of a purchased work from the customer (note, I did not say "consumer", we do not "consume" products), to a "lease" or "rent" model. Do you want to "rent" your music for 20 plays? Or that DVD you just bought, for 5 plays only?
People generally want to keep what they spend their money on, and consider it their own, when they do. Should I write checks with vanishing ink now? Or print my own currency on paper that degrades after 10 uses?