X, I have a lot more faith in the idiocy of consumers! IQ of 10? Nawww, I have FIVE times more faith! We have disk-players and enforced region-encoding that prevents people from apparently flooding foreign markets with USA DVD sales. Those currency exchanges-! It’s amazing that DVD sales are more dangerous than Arab oil purchases or armaments sales! But at least region-encoding stops a lot of that. Whoo-hooo- our gold reserves are safe!!
And for several years, we’ve seen new chips go into TVs (and players) that also observe video-formats so NTSC countries can’t de-regionalize their PAL-video formats and enjoy them either! What GREAT restrictions!
X, I have far more faith in the idiocy of consumers.
AND the ability of monopolies to leave us no choice.