And so it continues. Microsoft is becoming an official partner with Hollywood and the record industry.
Windows Media Player incorporates digital-rights management. Does anyone believe that its inclusion in various products isn’t part of a larger design to clamp down on CD burning and other “pirated” material? The entertainment industry likes Windows Media formats precisely because of this ability to eliminate users’ rights to such things as fair use.
Of course, the entertainment crowd is making one of the worst strategic moves in years by partnering with Microsoft. Guess what company will end up controlling content? Hint: It won’t be any of the entertainment companies.