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Intel Insider DRM Risks Monopoly Investigations 217

Posted by Soulskill
from the by-any-other-name dept.
Blacklaw writes "Intel's Sandy Bridge line of processors is impressing the tech community with its power, but a sneaky little feature designed to appease Hollywood has some concerned about Intel's intentions: Intel Insider. If a major video streaming service, such as Lovefilm or the US-based Hulu, were to implement Intel Insider technology on their movie streams — as a way of convincing Hollywood to release films sooner and in high definition without worrying about piracy — it would mean that only those who use Intel's very latest Sandy Bridge CPUs would be able to stream movies. Not only would those using older Intel chips that don't support the technology be cut off from the service, but those on systems featuring CPUs from rival manufacturers such as AMD and low-power specialist VIA would also be excluded." In a blog post about this new feature, Intel denies that it is DRM.
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Intel Insider DRM Risks Monopoly Investigations

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  • Pfft (Score:2, Funny)

    by carrier lost (222597) on Friday January 07, 2011 @12:01PM (#34792718) Homepage

    Not only would those using older Intel chips that don't support the technology be cut off from the service, but those on systems featuring CPUs from rival manufacturers such as AMD and low-power specialist VIA would also be excluded.

    Hey, welcome to Linux. We stream our movies the old-fashioned way - from hard drives of friends.

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