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    Phoronix: Disney+ Currently Won't Work On Linux Systems Due To Tightened DRM

    For those hoping that the Disney+ streaming service would work on Linux in conjunction with a modern web browser, sadly that is not set to be the case. While the likes of Netflix and Hulu can play from Linux desktop web browsers, Disney's tightened Digital Rights Management around their new service doesn't allow for Linux support with current browsers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...s-Not-On-Linux

  • #2
    Shame.
    However does this mean that widevine / DRM can be stripped from the W3C standard yet?
    We now have proof that DRM vendors will never play ball with standards.

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    • #3
      As usual, DRM control freaks shoot themselves in the foot. Pirates will do a better job than them, except Disney won't get any money, that they otherwise could have gotten So much for their anti-piracy paranoia actually costing them their profits.
      Last edited by shmerl; 10-20-2019, 05:22 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by shmerl View Post
        As usual, DRM control freaks shoot themselves in the foot. Pirates will do a better job than them, except Disney won't get any money, that they otherwise could have gotten So much for their anti-piracy paranoia actually costing them their profits.
        Exactly. Currently this isn't worth anyone's time bypassing, but if it becomes pervasive enough, rest assured it will be broken in no time. Unfortunately, in the meanwhile, people will use that as an argument to point out that "Linux isn't ready for the desktop".

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        • #5
          Wasn't planning on bending over for China anyway.

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          • #6
            All of these offshoot platforms just weaken the market. The Pirate Bay has every source's content and no one with the know-how (ie Linux users) is going to play along with Disney+/Hulu/Amazon/YouTube Red/Netflix/etc when they can just go to one source and avoid DRM.

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            • #7
              Go figure the company that spends millions to extend copyright forever also uses the most offensive amount of DRM.

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              • #8
                That's strange. They were happy to work with Epstein's submarine cruise for kids.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by zanny View Post
                  Go figure the company that spends millions to extend copyright forever also uses the most offensive amount of DRM.
                  The tendrils of Disney go much deeper unfortunately.

                  After the last terrorist event, USAF scrambled (2) Florida ANG F-15's to patrol what? That's right, Disney World.

                  Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas.....expendable. Disney World, not so much.

                  The mayor of Chicago at the time, (Daley Jr) was not pleased.

                  I agree on the copyright issue. The "Mickey Mouse Copyright Extension Bill" is probably one of the most heavily lobbied bills in Congress when it comes up for renewal.

                  Maybe we can hire some Free Masons and Knights Templar to kidnap Mickey and store him under the Trinity Church in New York.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lanz View Post
                    The Pirate Bay has every source's content…
                    Don’t know why Pirate Bay comes up every time someone talks about 'pirated' copies. The site is one of the worse and doesn’t has a serious community. Don’t go there to search for content. It’s not much more than a bygone name anymore.

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