Windows Vista Content Protection

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Windows Vista contains protection mechanisms for “premium content” (HD DVD’s, Super Audio CD’s, etc.) that render such content inaccessible in their HD forms.

Don’t get me wrong: I like Vista. Not so much that I am going to actually acquire it, but I’ve used it and it has some nice UI enhancements.

The Premium Content Protection in Vista may be a strategic mistake on Microsoft’s part. There is an excellent paper on this, here:

http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.html

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