I’ve talked in the podcast about the widening division between open culture and closed culture. If something like this situation comes to pass with monitors required to implement DRM security restrictions to view content with rules chosen by content creators, I can tell you what I’m going to do. I will take out a bank loan and buy every damn older monitor that doesn’t implement the security restrictions and every possible open solution to the extent allowed by law. I will go into the “open monitor” business, selling them on eBay or in a shop or out of my trunk down by the river.
At some point, the combination of Big Media content companies and the technology firms that suck up to them will overplay their hands. When they do, it will create enormous market opportunities for systems to go around their bullshit. Should this situation hit the shelves, I’m putting my money down on the opposite bet.