Friday, February 23, 2007

Squiggly lines

Translation From PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Macrovision CEO Fred Amoroso’s Response to Steve Jobs’s ‘Thoughts on Music’

Source: “Macrovision’s Response to Steve Jobs’s Open Letter”.


We have been involved with and have supported both prevention technologies and DRM that are on literally billions of copies of music, movies, games, software and other content forms, as well as hundreds of millions of devices across the world.

Remember those squiggly lines when you tried copying a commercial VHS tape? You can thank us for that.

Get some rope. I had a room mate in Okinawa who was enthralled by Highlander. He had a copied tape. He watched it - squiggly lines and all - all the time. Like to drove me crazy. I don't blame the Fred Amoroso for Joe's obsession but if it hadn't been for copy protection movie night would not have been so annoying.
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