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My last word on DRM | Studio Tendra
It involves inflicting a recurring technical, infrastructural, and administrative cost on all of their sales in perpetuity to solve a problem they can’t prove exists. By tying their entire catalogue, in perpetuity, to the fate and competence of a single external service provider (whoever provides the DRM solution) publishers are taking a business risk of unfathomable proportions. These are the kinds of risks that sink large companies.
drm  books  reading  publishers 
january 2014 by deusx
Getting ultraviolent about UltraViolet™
But back to my user journey. After the 404 error I took control of the user experience myself. I Googled “Doctor Who S07E01 torrent”, and I very much doubt I’ll ever attempt to use UltraViolet™ again.
to:fb  drm  ultraviolet  movies  copyfight 
march 2013 by deusx
Skull & Crossbones Vandalize Studio Games » Game Maker Blog
So, because DRM never goes wrong, let's just vandalize the content created by the purchasers of our software. Oh wait, we meant to do that to the pirates. Oh well.
gaming  piracy  drm  to:fb 
november 2012 by deusx
I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Fucking Ecosystem by Terence Eden has a Blog
I just want us all to get along. I want my disparate equipment to talk to each other. I don't want to live in a house where ever component has to be made by the same company otherwise nothing works correctly. I don't want to be stuck using a crappy product because they're the only ones offering service X.
to:fb  google  apple  amazon  mobile  ecosystem  drm  copyfight 
november 2012 by deusx
Outlawed by Amazon DRM « Martin Bekkelund
Amazon wipes a woman's Kindle and shuts down her account. This is why I strip the DRM from every Kindle book I buy, and archive each away on my home server. And, also, why I rarely buy Kindle books.
to:fb  amazon  drm  kindle  ebooks  copyright 
october 2012 by deusx
Tor/Forge E-book Titles to Go DRM-Free |
“Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time,” said president and publisher Tom Doherty. “They’re a technically sophisticated bunch, and DRM is a constant annoyance to them. It prevents them from using legitimately-purchased e-books in perfectly legal ways, like moving them from one kind of e-reader to another.”
ebooks  tor  scifi  awesome  drm  copyfight  to:fb 
april 2012 by deusx
Cutting their own throats - Charlie's Diary
As ebook sales mushroom, the Big Six's insistence on DRM has proven to be a hideous mistake. Rather than reducing piracy[*], it has locked customers in Amazon's walled garden, which in turn increases Amazon's leverage over publishers. And unlike pirated copies (which don't automatically represent lost sales) Amazon is a direct revenue threat because Amazon are have no qualms about squeezing their suppliers — or trying to poach authors for their "direct" publishing channel by offering initially favourable terms. (Which will doubtless get a lot less favourable once the monopoly is secured ...)
drm  haha  ebooks  publishing  amazon  kindle 
november 2011 by deusx
Adobe's future is controlling what you watch, not delivering it • The Register
Adobe's decision to stop developing mobile Flash shouldn't surprise: Adobe can see there's more money in preventing people watching stuff than enabling them to do so.
Amazon's Kindle might be the biggest kid on the block, but just about all the other electronic book readers rely on Adobe's Digital Editions DRM to protect (and distribute) their content (which is laid out using the Adobe-owned-but-happily-shared ePub format).
adobe  drm  flash  copyfight 
november 2011 by deusx
$t@t!c_V()1D's tech - Site Info
a kind of a swiss knife for a Steam content and stuff to process and launch.
It has some additional features for launching Source and GoldSource games.
steam  drm  gaming  valve 
november 2011 by deusx
The DRM graveyard: A brief history of digital rights management in music |
There are more than a few reasons digital rights management (DRM) has been largely unsuccessful. But the easiest way to explain to a consumer why DRM doesn't work is to put it in terms he understands: "What happens to the music you paid for if that company changes its mind?" It was one thing when it was a theoretical question. Now it's a historical one. Rhapsody just had the next in a line of DRM music services to go--this week the company told its users than anyone with RAX files has unil November 7 to back them up in another format or lose them the next time they upgrade their systems.
ifttt  googlereader  drm  failure  music 
november 2011 by deusx
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The reality of DRM and gaming and pirate ships full of games
drm  gaming  nifty  to:tumblr 
november 2011 by deusx
The Digital Death of Copyright's First Sale Doctrine
This may gain more traction if it were titled "Why you can't play your library's copy of Battlefield 3 online"
gaming  drm  libraries  from google
october 2011 by deusx
How To Strip DRM from Kindle E-Books and Others | Gadget Lab |
You love your Kindle, but you hate the DRM. What do you do? Well, if you like, we’ll tell you how to strip the copy-protection from your e-books, leaving a plain, vanilla e-book file in the format of your choice. This doesn’t just work for Kindle book, either. The method, detailed by Apprentice Alf, will also remove DRM from Mobipocket, Barnes and Noble, Adobe Digital Editions and Fictionwise books, making these stores much more attractive to buyers.
ebooks  kindle  drm  copyfight 
april 2011 by deusx
Helene » Blog Archive » How to remove DRM from ebooks
"I buy books. A lot of them, and I like to own the books I purchase. By that statement I mean that I want to be able to read the book on whatever device I want. To be able to do that I have to remove the DRM from the books I buy.<br />
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I NEVER distribute the books I buy, and neither should you."
ebooks  drm  crypto  epub  freedom  from delicious
july 2010 by deusx
Associated rePress
"A tribute to "fair use" and the AP's misguided crusade against the hyperlink. All content on this site was generated automatically from the AP's own RSS feeds. (Sorry, we forgot to include your magic DRM beans.) ♥"
associatedpress  ap  publishing  drm  copyfight  fairuse  press  journalism  news 
july 2009 by deusx
Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others - Pogue’s Posts Blog -
"This is ugly for all kinds of reasons. Amazon says that this sort of thing is “rare,” but that it can happen at all is unsettling; we’ve been taught to believe that e-books are, you know, just like books, only better. Already, we’ve learned that they’re not really like books, in that once we’re finished reading them, we can’t resell or even donate them. But now we learn that all sales may not even be final. "
amazon  kindle  ebooks  orwell  1984  drm  gadgets 
july 2009 by deusx
Sony Pictures CEO: The Internet Is Still Bad | Techdirt
"A week and a half ago, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton made some news for saying that nothing good had come from the internet, period. Plenty of online sites (including ours) took him to task for that, wondering how one gets to be the CEO of a major content company without understanding the internet. Today, Lynton hit back at critics -- not by saying he was quoted out of context or misunderstood, but by standing behind the statement and adding some gems to it as well. Let's take a look..."
sony  internet  copyfight  piracy  content  culture  freedom  p2p  drm 
may 2009 by deusx
Gears of War DRM screwup makes PC version unplayable - Ars Technica
"Unfortunately, DRM can sometimes feel like a rug that can be yanked out from under our feet at any moment."
gaming  drm  timebombs  gearsofwar 
january 2009 by deusx
Caveat Lector » Blog Archive » The DRM Ponzi event horizon
"Personally, despite my neverending love affair with the written word, I’m getting tired of owning print books. There, I’ve said it. They take up a whole lot of space, they clutter, and they’re obnoxious to pack (yes, I’ve moved twice in the last five years and that may not be the end of it, how about you?). For my purposes, with most books, ebooks would be far preferable both for one-time and many-time reads… if I could be assured of keeping my many-time reads."
drm  ebooks  implosions 
january 2009 by deusx
iTunes music: The cost of removing Apple’s copy protection - Apple 2.0
"Leave it to Apple (AAPL) to turn the lifting of restrictions into a profit center. If users convert every one of the 9 billion songs purchased from the iTunes Store over the past six years, a rich new revenue stream will flow toward Cupertino. Techcrunch’s Erick Schonfeld calls it Apple’s “$1.8 billion music tax.”"
drm  music  audio  apple  itunes  itms 
january 2009 by deusx
Stupid DRM handcuffs | D'Arcy Norman dot net
"That’s me in the DVD. But because the MPAA makes software companies bend over to protect their content by baking DRM into the apps that ship with my computer, I’m prevented from doing legitimate things with my own content. Thankfully, there are ways around it (Jing was more than happy to capture a screenshot - I’m sure the MPAA attack dogs will be closing that hole ASAP)."
drm  dvd  osx  screenshots 
november 2008 by deusx
WalMart now says they'll keep the DRM servers on forever - Boing Boing
"All those companies (cough Amazon cough Apple cough) that say they're only doing DRM for now, until they can convince the stupid entertainment execs to ditch it, heed this lesson: you will spend the rest of your corporate life paying for this mistake, maintaining infrastructure whose sole purpose is to lock your customers into a technology restriction that no one really believes in. Welcome to the infinite cost of doing business with Hollywood. "
drm  music  walmart  doh  copyfight 
october 2008 by deusx
Wal*Mart shutting down DRM server, nuking your music collection -- only people who pay for music risk losing it to DRM shenanigans - Boing Boing
"Hey suckers! Did you buy DRM music from Wal*Mart instead of downloading MP3s for free from the P2P networks? Well, they're repaying your honesty by taking away your music. Unless you go through a bunch of hoops (that you may never find out about, if you've changed email addresses or if you're not a very technical person), your music will no longer be playable after October 9th. "
walmart  drm  copyfight  music  mp3 
september 2008 by deusx
DRM sucks redux: Microsoft to nuke MSN Music DRM keys
"Companies that control various DRM schemes, as well as the content providers themselves, can yank your ability to play the content which you lawfully purchased (and now, videos) at any moment—no matter what your expectation was when you bought it."
drm  copyfight  music  media  msn 
april 2008 by deusx
Music Recording Industry Will Be First Traditional Media Industry To Be Utterly Destroyed By Digital Technology - Publishing 2.0
"The maxim goes that new technologies don’t kill off old media — radio didn’t kill newspapers, TV didn’t kill radio, etc. But it’s not clear this maxim will hold true in the digital age"
music  copyright  drm 
december 2007 by deusx
HijiNKS ENSUE a geek webcomic - updated monday and thursday » Blog Archive » Robots are everywhere, and they eat old people’s medicine for fuel
"Our kids will laugh when we’re 60 and we don’t know which button turns on the garbage disposal and which one vents plasma from the starboard nacelles."
funny  oldman  musicindustry  universal  riaa  drm 
november 2007 by deusx - Radiohead's Web-Only Release Threatens Music Industry - Business And Money | Business News | Financial News
"The release of popular rock group Radiohead's new album Wednesday is the latest wake-up call for a music industry still struggling to deal with the advent of digital music, experts say."
radiohead  music  web  drm 
october 2007 by deusx
iTunes Plus - plus user details that is | The Register
"customers using iTunes Plus will have their username and email address embedded in each DRM-free track they download."
itunes  apple  drm  music 
june 2007 by deusx
Apple Launches iTunes Plus
"Higher Quality DRM-Free Tracks Now Available on the iTunes Store Worldwide"
apple  itunes  drm  copyfight  music 
may 2007 by deusx
Boing Boing: HD-DVD re-cracked six days *before* it is patched
"Key revocation doesn't work. Suing the Internet doesn't work. DRM doesn't work ... Pirates who download movies don't ever see DRM. Honest customers who buy media are the only people who ever get restricted by it "
hddvd  aacs  drm  copyfight  piracy 
may 2007 by deusx
Joho the Blog: Physical DRM
"You forced me into stabbing your product with a carving knife. Is that really the sort of "initial user experience" you were hoping for?"
drm  electronics  gadgets 
march 2007 by deusx
Boing Boing: Macrovision sends pretty lies to Steve Jobs
"This is my favorite DRM fairy tale of all: that someone out there will use DRM to charge you less and deliver more."
drm  crap  copyfight  entertainment  macrovision 
february 2007 by deusx
ASCII by Jason Scott: The Calibration
'...racking my brains for what I actually do instead of just saying "I need Windows, so too bad about the raping."'
windows  vista  vistano  drm  copyfight  msft 
february 2007 by deusx
Why does the fashion industry thrive in spite of rampant IP "piracy"?
"In spite of the lack of IP protection for clothing designs—or rather, because of this lack, the authors argue—the fashion industry remains vibrant and profitable"
fashion  copyfight  drm  music  mpaa  riaa 
november 2006 by deusx ‽ Blog Archive ‽ Barenaked Ladies successfully stick it to the recording industry
"The Barenaked Ladies are offering their latest album, “Barenaked Ladies Are Me,” as a download from their website without digital rights managment."
bnl  music  barenakedladies  drm 
october 2006 by deusx
Boing Boing: Amazon Unbox to customers: Eat shit and die
"Amazon's new video-on-demand store may sound like a good idea, but once you take a look at the "agreement" you enter into by giving them your money, that changes."
copyfight  amazon  unbox  video  morons  failures  drm  mpaa 
september 2006 by deusx
5 excellent places to find DRM-free science fiction - cebidae: the blog of david dean
"Whatever you do, don’t buy DRM’d ebooks. You are just ripping yourself off in the long run." Amen to that. I've bought a few ebooks with DRM, and it was all a waste.
drm  books  ebooks  scifi  fiction 
august 2006 by deusx
Push the Third Button Twice: The Pig and the Box
"The Pig and the Box is about a pig who finds a magic box that can replicate anything you put into it. "
pigs  magic  boxes  drm  kids  books  copyfight  copyright  mpaa  riaa  creativecommons  funny  politics  satire 
july 2006 by deusx
DRM debate debunked: Let's count the lies - IPac - Blog
"The Hollywood cartels' stranglehold on our legislative system that ensures they can buy any law that they want."
drm  copyfight  entertainment 
june 2006 by deusx
BBC NEWS | Technology | Libraries fear digital lockdown
"Libraries have warned that the rise of digital publishing may make it harder or even impossible to access items in their collections in the future."
publishing  drm  libraries  future  preservation  copyfight 
may 2006 by deusx
Making money selling music without DRM: the rise of eMusic : Page 1
"offer songs as high quality, variable bit rate MP3 files instead. DRM is removed, consumers are happy, and the vast white fields of the iPod are ready for harvest."
music  ipod  emusic  drm  copyfight  nifty 
may 2006 by deusx
The Technology Liberation Front: Thomas Giovanetti: Victim of DRM
"For those who aren't familiar with Mr. Giovanetti's work, he's a frequent and pugnacious commentator on intellectual property issues, and an avowed supporter of the DMCA and digital rights management technologies."
copyfight  drm 
april 2006 by deusx
Rip Rowan: Waves Native Gold Bundle 3.2 featuring PACE Interlok
"Copy protection schemes have, by and large, been a hoax from the start."
music  copyright  drm  software 
march 2006 by deusx
Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords
I'd totally buy this game, if I had a PC on which to play it.
gaming  stardock  drm  starforce 
march 2006 by deusx
The big DRM mistake
"Digital Rights Managements hurts paying customers, destroys Fair Use rights, renders customers' investments worthless, and can always be defeated. Why are consumers and publishers being forced to use DRM?"
drm  copyfight  fairuse 
march 2006 by deusx
The Fishbowl: You Wouldn't Steal a Movie
"Yes, I would. I'd steal it in a second if the stolen version allowed me to fast-forward past the fucking adverts."
movies  entertainment  copyfight  drm 
february 2006 by deusx
Blogzilla: DRM-a-go-go
"We don't want this technology to be available to every hobbyist. We need to keep the number of licensees down to a manageable number. We charge a license fee to keep the number of people we have to deal with down to a level we can handle."
msft  microsoft  drm  copyfight  monopoly  anticompetitive 
january 2006 by deusx
EFF: DeepLinks - New Senate Broadcast Flag Bill Would Freeze Fair Use
I'm almost fine with this, if it can be done in a way that only affects the content of groups who want to opt into this bullshit. Don't cripple devices in the general case, just for the case of these morons. Let their industry commit suicide.
drm  copyfight 
january 2006 by deusx
Big Content would like to outlaw things no one has even thought of yet
You know what? If they want to protect their steaming piles so badly, they can keep them. I've paid more attention and been more entertained by non-DRM, indie sources lately than anything else. I only expect that to grow.
drm  copyfight 
january 2006 by deusx
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Shelley Powers on DRM and the Cluetrain Clique
"Absolutists who argue that DRM is evil and should be shunned are ignoring reality."
drm  copyfight  entertainment 
january 2006 by deusx
The Doc Searls Weblog : Welcome to the Long Run
"We need to do with video what we've started doing with music: building a new and independent industry."
copyfight  copyright  drm  entertainment 
january 2006 by deusx
Is Google DRM crippling culture as great as it seems? | The Register
"Having one of the world's largest and currently most powerful IT companies announce that it has constructed a new DRM system and then not reveal a single detail about the technology is just plain unacceptable."
google  copyfight  drm  video  entertainment 
january 2006 by deusx
A CD insert to make Sony blush
"copy this warning text, or get your hands on the actual insert, and mail it to everyone that represents you in government."
drm  copyfight  music 
january 2006 by deusx Changing the rules
"If I fear that any CD I buy will silently install a bunch of crap on my computer, Apple's DRM doesn't sound quite so bad."
music  drm  sony  apple  itunes 
november 2005 by deusx
Boing Boing: Sony releases de-rootkit-ifier, lies about risks from rootkits
"This component is not malicious and does not compromise security." And this lamprey on your neck sure does mean well.
security  copyfight  drm  sony  morons 
november 2005 by deusx The Last Days Of Compact Disco?
"The halcyon days of 'owning' your music may soon be over."
copyfight  drm  music  cd 
october 2005 by deusx
Boing Boing: TiVo breaks devices, then charges you $150 if you don't like the new deal
"it's a funny kind of contract that is renegotiated at the whim of one side, who can unilaterally change the deal whenever he feels like it, and which you can't get out of if you decide that the new deal isn't one that you like"
copyfight  drm  entertainment  tivo  hollywood  tv 
september 2005 by deusx
Just Say No to DRM
"I buy the music I listen to, but if you want to sell me music (or any other media for that matter) sell it to me without all this DRM crap all over it. That's not actually going to stop the folks who aren't honest, but it's a bloody inconvenient nuisance
drm  copyfight 
july 2005 by deusx
Voidstar - DRM is bad for you
"Music is for life, not just for christmas." Amen.
drm  music 
may 2005 by deusx
[IP] more on Dell to Add Security Chip to PCs
"Richard Stallman, self-proclaimed founder of all that is Free, calls it Treacherous Computing."
copyright  law  copyfight  drm  hardware 
february 2005 by deusx
Lovely things, subnets
"I will say that we heard a lot in the boom about the death of distance and the erasure of place, but that DRM developers have been working hard (between region coding, location-awareness, geolocation, and proximity detection) to bring place and distance
december 2004 by deusx
Just let PlayFair die already, ok?
"Apple's actually the good guy in this scenario and you are the bad guy."
copyright  drm  music 
april 2004 by deusx

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