Microsoft has been quietly embedding its DRM into handsets
. A deal with Motorola
will ensure that the convicted monopoly will become the DRM standard for mobile devices
This will pave the way for Microsoft's DRM to enter the realm of digital television
rights management. Microsoft will be able to dictate what you see, hear, and how you play.
Microsoft is interested in controlling all digital content and media such as news, music, video, and entertainment. They want a slice of your daily life, the ability to control it, and to profit from it. The loss of the freedoms you enjoy is not going to happen because the government turns totalitarian, but because of the private corporations that cheat the free market system and skirt around the laws that try to keep the playing field fair.
No wonder the DOJ wants to extend
the Microsoft antitrust settlement
. What makes me nervous, is that Microsoft isn't screaming about it. That was because it sucked (pdf file)
And so, kiss your right to privacy and fair use goodbye. You still have a few years before your life hits the big Microsoft filter.