Eight of the nation's largest high-technology companies, consumer electronics makers and movie studios are to announce today a system for licensing and distributing movies and other content produced with the latest digital media technology.They're calling it "Advanced Access Content Systems" and it could be good or really evil. Based on the players involved, Intel, I.B.M., Microsoft, Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, Walt Disney and Time Warner I'm very skeptical, but you should make up your own mind.
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