Let's not go to the video
TJ takes exception to the Macalope and Daring Fireball’s (apologies to John if the Macalope is incorrectly characterizing his stance) belief that you can’t argue about video DRM with music DRM.
Overall, TJ’s absolutely correct in almost everything he writes, but what it comes down to is the old saying about trying to teach a pig to dance.
Here’s the nut graf from TJ’s post:
Just because Steve wouldn’t hold them in parallel, doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t.
That’s fine, but the point the Macalope was trying to make is that you can do that aaaallll daaaaaay loooong and you aren’t going to gain an inch with the MPAA. The Macalope and Daring Fireball certainly weren’t arguing that there should be a difference between the two, just that one is currently under successful siege and the other is not.
The Macalope’s advice? Wait for music DRM to fall. Then let’s talk again.