January 8, 2007 | By Fred von Lohmann

CES 2007: What Disney Said!

This evening at CES 2007, Disney's CEO Bob Iger delivered a keynote jam-packed with multimedia glitz. But here's the line that got the spontaneous audience applause:

"The best way to combat piracy is to bring content to market on a well-timed, well-priced basis."

In fact, he didn't say a single word about DRM or other content restrictions. What a nice change from CES 2004, where Hewlett-Packard's Carly Fiorina went out of her way to kowtow to the entertainment industry's "piracy" fears. This year, most of Mr. Iger's keynote was about celebrating a certain pirate (Jack Sparrow), rather than demonizing fans.

Let's hope we'll be seeing more of that in 2007.

Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Censorship powers, data retention, and vague hacking crimes: Pakistan's terrible cybercrime bill has it all: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Nov 25 @ 5:11pm

While Bangladesh blocks social messaging apps, locals are turning to Tor and Twitter: https://globalvoices.org/2015...

Nov 25 @ 3:50pm

You've heard recent news about Securus, the prison phone service. It's also the proud owner of a very stupid patent. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Nov 25 @ 3:09pm
JavaScript license information