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First, most of the DRM measures are not being enforced by legislation -- they're being put in due to pressure from the media conglomerates. In fact, I'd be hard pressed to think of a single piece of legislation that's passed since the DMCA that is relevant.
You're right. I just couldn't help throwing that in but it's not relevant here. It's all choreographed through copyright, IP, licensing, etc. The BluRay, HD DVD, consortia own the rights to their technology and will only license it to those who play by their rules. And their rules are set by big entertainment.

DRM will be cracked, blackmarket hardware will flourish--it'll be like the days of prohibition. Maybe the mob will get involved.

Keep dreaming.
I don't think it's such a way out dream. The reason I'm starting to think this is the ridiculous lengths being reached to maintain control of everything digital. The webs and tendrils just keep growing and touching all kinds of applications and markets. Hackers have never had a better reason to declare all out war in this battle. Nothing stimulates invention like a really, really mad hacker. And when all of this really begins to affect Linux, when it will not be legal to play HD on Linux because nobody will give them licenses because it's too open--then the gloves will come off. What motivated DeCSS in the first place? A hacker who simply wanted to watch movies on his Linux machine.

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