Sure, there’s “Weeds” and “The Office,” but the studios sure didn’t throw open the vaults and let Netflix have its way with their film libraries.Still, Netflix has scored a coup with the launch of its US$99 Netflix Player by Roku, a set-top box meant to do battle with Apple TV for dominance atop your TV set.And let me take a minute to propose a new term to replace “set-top box,” since you really can’t put anything on top of most television sets these days. But I digress.Aside from the cost of the box, Netflix doesn’t charge you anything extra to use it, and most of its plans allow for all-you-can-watch streaming. Now if only there were better movies to watch than “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.”Listen to the podcast (11:41 minutes).Napster started its life distributing MP3s that were free from the shackles of digital rights management restrictions.After it was attacked, sued, shut down and bought up, it was repackaged as a subscription music service, meaning it carried one of the most restrictive types of DRM out there.Its music not only wouldn’t play on certain media players, but also wouldn’t play at all unless you synced your player to a… Read full this story
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