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Links 10/21/2008

October 21, 2008
  • Recently, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published an article entitled, “Why Hollywood Hates RealDVD,” whose basic claim is that Hollywood is anti-technology and innovation. It is disingenuous and wrongheaded to equate Hollywood’s efforts to prevent piracy with being against innovation. The market is full of high-tech, legal examples of Hollywood and the technology industry partnering to bring movies and television to consumers in new innovative ways.

    tags: standards

  • t can’t have thrilled the folks at Disney, who have worked so hard to establish Blu-ray Disc as the next-generation optical disc standard, to hear their largest shareholder call the format “a bag of hurt.”

    Asked last week why the new MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops lack Blu-ray drives, Apple chairman/CEO Steve Jobs said, “Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It’s great to watch the movies, but the licensing of the tech is so complex, we’re waiting till things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace.”

    tags: standards

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