Sunday, August 24, 2003

Legal vs Illegal Monopolies

For a while now I thought it would be amusing if patents destroy the use of DRM, looking at this it seems that Microsoft may have a way out.

"Intertrust, a Digital Rights Management company owned by Philips and Sony, is suing Microsoft for patent infringement and seems to be making the case stick. Microsoft may soon be forced to pay another huge fine, remove the infringing DRM code from nearly all of its products, or license the DRM code from Intertrust at horrendous expense.

Those are the clues -- trouble for Microsoft in Europe, trouble for Microsoft in Digital Rights Management, and legal trouble for Microsoft in general."

Stream on
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