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June 21, 2005

Selling Out on Standards

Computerworld: In the old days, the development of common standards (i.e., ethernet) often happened with big players donating intellectual property for the benefit of all, which was expected to expand the market and provide more opportunities to sell products.  However, if you look closely now with respect to DRM, the rules have changed slightly....middlemen have been added and it's the users who will now pay the price...

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