Software, Hardware, Silverware

Netflix Saying ‘Goodnight, Silverlight’

Simon Thomas, on Netflix’s post about their potential move to HTML5:

Do they really believe DRM, any DRM, is effective at anything other than annoying genuine users? Additionally, is there anything on Netflix’s catalogue that can’t be obtained elsewhere on the internet without DRM?

I bet Netflix feels exactly the same way, Simon. But in order for great content to keep pumping through Netflix’s servers and onto our screens, they have to ceed to the demands of the networks. And that means DRM.