Wired spreads Vista DRM FUD

There is a fair bit of ignorance out there about Vista’s implementation of HDCP DRM and usually I just let it go by without affecting me too much but this recent article on Wired really takes the cake. I have to give it a gold star for being the most inaccurate article about “Vista’s DRM” I’ve read to date.

Personally I hate the concept of DRM, as searching my blog will attest to but I hate when people spread FUD and restate their opinions as facts even more. The waters of DRM and Vista are already murky enough and posts like the Wired one don’t do anything to help people understand the real issues.

Anyone that actually cares about having an informed conversation should start by reading these articles:

OS X and Linux: CableCARD, DIRECTV, Dish, HD DVD, Blu-ray?

Windows Vista Content Protection - Twenty Questions (and Answers)

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