Will Hollywood force DRM on web users via HTML5?

Posted by jimlynch on Jan 14, 2014 11:35 PM EDT
ITworld; By Jim Lynch
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Today in Open Source: Hollywood tries to insert DRM into HTML5. Plus: Virtual reality and Steam, and four Linux distros for kids.

I wrote a column a while back called "How the Hollywood Morons Can Beat the Pirates." In the column I pointed out the futility of DRM, among numerous other things that Hollywood has been doing wrong for years. Not surprisingly, nobody in Hollywood ever read my column because the are still trying to push DRM in every way imaginable.

DRM isn't going to protect their revenue streams, it never has and it never will. All of their content is available on torrent sites shortly after being released to the public. Yet they still cling to the DRM fantasy even after years and years of people sharing movies, TV shows, books and other content on the Internet.

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