[mythtv-users] When HD is no longer "premium content"
anothersname at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 14 13:51:44 UTC 2010
On 14 June 2010 14:37, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Friday, June 11, 2010 01:26:22 pm Ben Kamen wrote:
>> I remember reading a long article about Windows Vista and all it's controls
>> to somehow prevent illegal copying of "premium content".
>> I bring this up because on of the questions raised to me by reading this
>> (and I think the author mentions it) is that once everyone has HD (as an
>> example), how premium is it?
>> Why should we pay for cable in HD when HD OTA is free, the only thing we're
>> getting is the pay channels.
>> So I mention this here because one of the satellite TV networks is now
>> transmitting HD for free.
>> I think this will have interesting implications in other areas of the
>> industry down the road if competition continues.
>> And THAT's what I wanted to point out to this group.
> Step One: Get the government to pass a law requiring everything to be "HD".
> Step Two: Get the government to throw out consumer protections for "premium content".
> Step Three: Get anything HD defined as "premium content".
> Step Four: Rule the World, with pesky things like fair use thrown out the window.
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Step Five: Change your name to Ropey M.
Step Six: Dump your wife and marry for the sake of your Business Empire.
Step Seven: Invent time shifting having been convinced by your
techies it'll allow you to live forever.
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