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Early complaint[edit]

Reads like a Microsoft ad. Not sure how to fix that. atakdoug (talk) 22:17, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Derogatory language[edit]

The use of "encumbered" to describe the application of the technology described by the article feels inappropriate. Would an editor please consider reviewing this document and revising it? (talk) 18:57, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Now it says "consumer restriction" a lot, where a neutral author would probably say "rights management". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:24, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Actually 'encumbered' seems pretty neutral to me. Calling it "restrictions management" or "antiBitTorrent technology" or something just strikes me as being overly complicated and politically motivated for/against DRM. (talk) 08:30, 19 November 2012 (UTC)


What does "IPR" stand for? Used without explanation of the acronym. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:22, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

IPR no longer appears in the article.

Andrew Burgess (talk) 17:23, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

additional security[edit]

There is a rumor that PlayReady secures more than just DRM media files. I do not mean that it checks if Windows is original. I have heard it may be used to find other illegal software instaled on a computer.

Can anybody proof that to be right or wrong?

Leming17 (talk) 16:17, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

This one statement discredits the entire article: "It is intended to be platform independent". REALLY? Just exactly how many Linux releases of PlayReady DRM has Microsoft released since 2007? Oh, that's right. NONE. (talk) 21:59, 4 August 2012 (UTC) chriv

Technically incorrect/misleading[edit]

"But Microsoft has never developed or released a version of its PlayReady DRM for any Linux distribution." In fact, the Roku systems and the Android platform are both running Linux. It would be more accurate to say that no free (as in unencumbered) distribution such as Ubuntu has it. There is currently a way to run Silverlight 4 under Wine with the Firefox browser and thus view sites like Netflix, but this might (will) get 'fixed' in an update. The most trivial way would be for Netflix to require an upgrade to Silverlight 5.

And for the people saying encumbered is not a 'politically-correct' term, it's actually pretty much the whole point of DRM. You don't want just anybody knowing how to decrypt the secret sauce! Use of the other terms tend to lead towards this looking like PR/advertising... (talk) 08:26, 19 November 2012 (UTC)