Former Apple exec calls for next-gen HD boycott

“Apple’s former director of video product marketing Mike Evangelist is calling for a boycott of next-generation HD video products–including HD-DVD and Blu-ray–claiming that the industry is trying to take away ‘fair use’ from customers,” MacNN reports. “In a new blog post, Evangelist says said that the industry is moving to taking away content ownership from end-users, ‘I really want you to understand what’s going on with the video industry’s push towards HD. They are engineering a complete removal of the concept of fair use. They are setting up systems that will completely control how, when and where you can use content that you buy. Even worse, they can retroactively change the rules!'”

More info and link in the full MacNN article here.

The Inquirer also covers the story here.

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