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Re: [dvd-discuss] COMDEX speech

My philosophy is rusty...what's the reference to Santayana...other than the 
fact than Anita Loos was one of his favorite authors, and she read his works 
I'm not as familiar with Santayana I as might be. I guess I read too much Kant, 
Berkeley, Rand, Nietzche, Sartre.

On 23 Nov 2002 at 10:19, D. C. Sessions wrote:

Subject:        	Re: [dvd-discuss] COMDEX speech
From:           	"D. C. Sessions" <dvd@lumbercartel.com>
To:             	DVD-Discuss <dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
Date sent:      	23 Nov 2002 10:19:54 -0700
Send reply to:  	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu

> On Thu, 2002-11-21 at 22:57, Joshua Stratton wrote:
> > Honestly, I think that the various publisher's threats of leaving the 
> > market are bluff. There's just too much money to be made still. Tell them to
> > use legal remedies exclusively of self help, and then disincentivize self help
> > further, and I bet they'll just keep on publishing.
> Let's all remember DIVX -- the original Circuit City version.
> The Content Cartel swore that they would never let any of their
> precious treasure show up in DVD unless their DRM requirements
> were met, and after negotiation DIVX was the least they would
> settle for.
> Circuit City wanted to sell DVD players, and without DVDs to
> play that wasn't going to happen.  So Circuit City dropped some
> *very* major change to kickstart the process (I worked with
> some of the people who did the cryptography silicon.)
> Unfortunately for Circuit City, the Content Cartel was more
> attracted by the potential sales of non-DIVX systems and
> contrary to their promises, there was actuall more content
> available for non-DIVX players than for DIVX players.
> Oops.
> Again, let's not get on the wrong side of Professor Santayana.
> -- 
> | It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance  |
> |  It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance  |
> |   It's the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to give     |
> |    and the soul afraid of dyin' that never learns to live     |
> +------------- D. C. Sessions <dcs@lumbercartel.com> -----------+