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MS defies Hollywood DRM Intifadah

Microsoft has come out against the schemes and dreams of the entertainment industry with a position essay criticizing any notion of the government’s mandating technical standards for content protection as Hollywood wants, Thomas C.Greene writes

The authors clearly have in mind proposed legislation by Fritz “Hollywood” Hollings (Democrat, South Carolina) originally called the Security Systems Standards and Certification Act (SSSCA), recently renamed the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA) to conceal it’s proscriptive anti-consumer, and anti-tech industry nature.

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