Microsoft nixes TV copy protection

Steve Schear schear at
Wed Oct 9 13:23:36 PDT 2002

Microsoft nixes TV copy protection
By Joe Wilcox
Staff Writer, CNET
October 9, 2002, 9:19 AM PT

Microsoft has bowed to consumer pressure and pulled back from a 
controversial plan that would have encrypted TV shows recorded on 
forthcoming digital media PCs.

"War is just a racket ... something that is not what it seems to the 
majority of people. Only a small group knows what its about. It is 
conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the 
masses."  --- Major General Smedley Butler, 1933

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