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Microsoft’s Digital Media Mogul

A Q&A with Dave Fester, general manager of Microsoft’s Windows Digital Media. According to him, his company’s Windows Media technology balances demands of content owners and consumer rights. “In order for digital media to be a viable solution for the content industry, they require DRM to be a part of the platform. In order to build a healthy digital media ecosystem–with great content from content providers who can continually get paid for their work and consumers who demand great content–we built the DRM building blocks in Windows.”