AACS DRM tentacles reach far into operating systems — Ick. This Ars Technica article is a good overview of the lengths the movie industry is going to in protecting their content, and the effects this has on newer OSs as AACS is wired in at a deep level. The article references (and to a certain extent, criticizes as over-hype) Peter Gutman’s well-publicized article from last year (Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection)…but there are plenty of problematic issues mentioned here even if Peter is not 100% correct. Definitely worth reading.

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