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Bill Gates, Entertainment God

If you remember the wave of stories on Sony about a couple of months back (check our dedicated Sony page for more stories), this will sound familiar…now a long story on Microsoft’s vision of home/digital entertainment. Fascinating story: “Like it or not, the path Microsoft takes will determine the future of digital media…If it pushes as quickly as the underlying technologies allow, taking a page from Apple’s “Rip. Mix. Burn.” playbook, it could create extraordinary consumer demand….But if Microsoft can’t reassure Hollywood that this isn’t all about piracy, the studios will choke off the content supply by whatever means they can, slowing the market and creating a crisis not unlike that faced by the music industry.”