Originally Posted by hmurchison
No Sony is the lead company behind Blu-ray
The disc - Sony created
BD+ - Sony created
The first BD player - Sony .
They led the format charge and like many Sony products hobbled it with DRM. I cannot blame others for the DRM as Sony is really the company pushing the BDA forward/backward depending on who you ask. The problem with mandatory DRM is that companies have to pay for the license which means higher costs. Hence the "Bag of hurt" commentary from the late Steve Jobs.
Maybe you should have a look at the technology behind Blu-ray, then look at who developed it, Sony is one player, there are others that have supplied a lot more, think Pioneer, think Panasonic.
You are being ignorant to continue with the Sony is Blu-ray theory,
BD+ was created by Cryptography Research, and pushed for by Fox
AACS was created by a bunch of companies (Yes Sony was one of them, but so was Disney)
HDCP was an Intel technology
The disc, that would be Sony and Philips.
The first player? Someone had to be first, and Pioneer wasn't far behind them
The video formats? Nope, Sony didn't push that either.
And Steve was wrong about his comment, the reason he said it was because they want to push forward with iTunes video sales, that was the only reason. And for some reason you are happy for Apple to push for their future, but not others? Apple sits there, pushes DRM on videos, on audiobooks, and on apps, but they don't seem to be trying to get rid of any of them, why is that?