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July 15, 2005

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Don't Look Now

Heh heh… I like this comment in response to a new article about monitor-level DRM on engadget:

Are they next going to ask everyone to replace our eyeballs with DRM enabled CCDs such that if we dun pay a fee, we will go blind? *shiver*

The story with monitor-level DRM is that if the video signal being sent to your monitor isn’t, you know, all DRM-certified, the monitor won’t show it. It either degrades the resolution or blacks it out entirely. Suckola.

Posted July 15, 2005 at 3:15 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted


this is a big part of what i do for a living. it's Digital Asset Management, and we smack Microsoft DRM on all Windows Media dailies (straight from the set to encoding facility to us for films and television shows) that come through our sticky little digits. Producers and Movie Execs demand it. The practice of getting VHS dailies is surprisingly still popular but we make it our business to convince people of the importance of keeping all that content protected and manageable. now when we get to tell them that they need to get new monitors to watch their dailies, those lazy producers will say something like "u know, i like my vhs dailies just fine." honestly, i hear this all the time. hollywood is eerily slow to migrate and i have a feeling that my sales guys are about to have another techno-monkey on their back.

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