Wesociety wrote:Slysoft just has a consumer-oriented stance. They don't care about the studios, so they antagonize them in their press releases. Personally, I think it's humorous.
I couldn't call them consumer oriented. More like heavily opinionated, arrogant and a little pathetic (that patheric comment is a reference to their attempt to get their customers to buy into HD DVD, purely on their over inflated hatred for Sony).
Yes some of the studios suck sometimes. Fox is hyper paranoid at all times, and it bugs me too. Disney is a bit crazy as well depending on the situation. But then there are others, like Warner, who have pledged to not use region coding, and don't go overly nuts for high level protection methods.
And to be fair, studios need to protect their intellectual property to at least SOME extent. That's expected and normal and fair.
And you know, even Fox is starting to include digital copies of their movies on their discs, so you can copy that off and watch it on your computer without the disc. It's not perfect by any means, but it's a step in the right direction.
I'm sorry, I just get a little pissed off when people just jump on the hate bandwagon because it's the 'in thing'. People love to hate Sony, and it's popular and "cool" to do so. People love to hate studios, or MS A lot of people don't even know WHY they should hate them, or have really lame reasons
And so very VERY few people ever stop to consider the OTHER side of issue. Maybe it just takes too much effort to get the facts and think things through in a fair and logical way?
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media