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A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection

Postby Ian on Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:52 pm

I've had a number of people send me this article:

http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/p ... a_cost.txt

It seems that Vista is being blamed for the copy protections implemented by Blu-ray and HD DVD.
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Postby [buck] on Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:48 pm

Wow... that is quite scary. I didn't realize Vista's DRM was THAT intrusive. I'm quite a bit more skeptical of Vista after reading that... :evil:
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Postby Ian on Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:13 am

I don't know how much of that is actually Vista's fault. The 3rd party driver stuff is all part of Vista's new kernel security and I don't really have an issue with it. All that crap about downgrading video quality, that's part of AACS, which isn't really being enforced at the moment.
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