[CS-FSLUG] A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection

Frank Bax fbax at sympatico.ca
Thu Dec 28 13:11:09 CST 2006


This document looks purely at the cost of the technical portions of Vista's 
content protection [Note A].  The political issues (under the heading of 
DRM) have been examined in exhaustive detail elsewhere and won't be 
commented on further, unless it's relevant to the cost analysis.  However, 
one important point that must be kept in mind when reading this document is 
that in order to work, Vista's content protection must be able to violate 
the laws of physics, something that's unlikely to happen no matter how much 
the content industry wishes it were possible [Note B].

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