Is any other Linux, BSD or Mac user out there scared about HDCP and DRM?
There seems to be a quagmire of legal hoo-hah floating around at the moment. Basically, it all seems to boil down to this:
If you don’t use an OS who’s vendor pays for the right to be HDCP compliant then not only can’t you watch HD video (regardless of whether you paid for it legally or not), but the OS itself or certain non-commercial applications will be prevented from working entirely on HDCP hardware.
Is there anyone out there who has seen anything about how Linux or other non-commercial software is going to be affected by the gradual influx of HDCP hardware and content?
I like Linux and I like all my open source apps like Blender and Gimp. Nothing against any other OS out there, but I’m quite fond of it, I’d like to keep on using it and I’d like to keep my use of it legal (i.e. no hacks or cracks that subvert DRM).