Now HP *Wants* To Let People Copy? [4:48 pm]
Wonder how they came to this new position after all their support of DRM? Is this a post-Fiorina shift? Hewlett Urges Compromise in Battle Over New Formats for DVD
The Hewlett-Packard Company, a member of the Blu-ray Disc Association developing the next-generation DVD, urged the group yesterday to adopt software that has already been included in the rival format.
[...] “At the end of the day, H.P. will support the optical formats that support this technology, so we would have to look at alternatives” if the Blu-ray group rejects its request, said Maureen Weber, the general manager of personal storage at Hewlett and the chair of the promotions committee for the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Hewlett wants the Blu-ray group to incorporate the software because it allows consumers to legally copy DVD’s onto their PC’s, transfer movies to other devices and watch video in a greater variety of ways.