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DesktopWeb FormText   Protected Audio and Video playbackWed, 12 Oct 2005 15:25:29 GMT # 

the following slide from the PDC PRS309 presentation (WPF : Overview of Windows Vista Graphics) concerns me. made me recall this article : Hollywood, Microsoft align on new Windows. with scary quotes like "... the Windows operating system will wall off some audio and video processes almost completely from users and outside programmers ..." and "... the company (MS) is bending over backward--and investing considerable technological resources--to make sure Hollywood studios are happy with the next version of Windows ...". so what exactly is my audio and video playback being protected from? would love for some MS folks to comment (from a what are they doing for developers perspective)