ed. note: it is rumored that $500M of the purchase price for YouTube was escrowed to fight impending copyright suits.
digital rights management (drm) has surfaced as a primary issue in the duplication business. Napster downloads led the charge and YouTube fanned the flames. tuesday’s announcement of Adobe’s beta of Digital Edition [which allows users to READ media content such as eBooks, digital publications and so forth] keeps the steam blowing. Remember a couple months ago Google and Yahoo were going to download publications, that idea met a hail-storm. So Google took the high road and just bought a video source. [more]