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Google has bought DRM software outfit Widevine for an undisclosed sum. The company, which agreed to purchase Seattle-based Widevine last Friday, said it plans to fold the Widevine’s digital rights management tech presumably into its newborn television platform, Google TV. “By forging partnerships across the entire ecosystem, …

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Are you sure it's for Google TV? I thought the big DRM issue was Android, where it was deemed to be in need of a platform-specific DRM system for apps like Netflix?

Something about media files working too well on Android, and it being in need of a way to cripple such benefits.

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Encryption...

...saves bandwidth. Just let the bits be everywhere, and sell tickets to view. It's the new "content addressable" Internet.

And have a beer or two while watching.

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FInally Linux Netflix?

I hope this means that finally Netflix will get driven to provide Linux compatible streaming, as they certainly appear to be actively avoiding providing Linux support themselves.

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Finally Linux Netflix?

I hope this means Netflix will finally be driven to provide Linux support for their streaming, as they certainly seem to be actively avoiding providing Linux support themselves.

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