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Why DRM Will Fail

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DRM (digital rights management) is a hotly debated topic. The purpose of DRM is to secure digital music, games, movies; etc from piracy. However, all it really does is cause problems for both consumers and businesses alike. Why was it Implemented? DRM was created to combat piracy. It was intended to create havoc amongst digital pirates; however, so far this has...

The Apple IPad and DRM: Are DRM Restrictions Going to Kill the IPad?

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Many of Apple's digital rights management (DRM) policies have consumers wondering if the iPad is going to be a device worth buying. Many have criticized it as being "a large iphone". In many ways, that is all it is. It is a hybrid device between a cell phone and a tablet. It is really a new kind of consumer...

Motorola and Apple Partners Again

Apple and Motorola have signed a new deal with Hunts International for removals to Ireland. For a long time Apple has been an almost exclusive user of Motorola's CPUs. The G series of processors that Apple has used in its Macintosh computers are manufactured by Motorola. In this new deal, Apple is allowing Motorola to build a new cell...

Well, Here Is Another Load From the DRM People

MRG is offering a report on the current and future state of DRM and Content Protection. The report claims to be an exhaustive look at the needs that must be addressed if a company wants to compete in the new teleco world. In this new world supposidly everything will be available over your net connection. Video, data and voice...

EU Warns of DRM Privacy Threat

An influential European Union government advisory body has called for better protection of users' privacy, which it says is being eroded in the midst of efforts to crack down on piracy. While copyright holders have a right to protect themselves from infringement, the EU Working Party on Data Protection in a new draft document expressed concern that "the legitimate use of...

A Deal to Plug Analog Gap in Digital Media

Macrovision and Microsoft have teamed to expand a digital rights management licensing agreement that could help address the so-called analog gapthat allows digital media to break free of DRM protections. David Kaefer, Microsoft's director of intellectual property licensing, said the company already uses Macrovision technology in its Windows Media Center 2005 platform. It is also making its way into the company's...

Press Release: Microsoft Licenses Macrovision IP Copy Protection

Macrovision Corporation, the leader in digital media management and content protection, today announced that Microsoft Corp. has licensed and received certain rights to Macrovision's intellectual property (IP), which includes patents and copyrights, regarding managing and preventing unauthorized copies on analog video interfaces. Covered Macrovision technologies include Macrovision's original analog copy protection (ACP), new enhanced capabilities for ACP aimed at...

DRM

Everyone is attempting to revive pop music and UmixIt Music Technologies has a way that might just help. The new product is very innovative but I think it may prove to be too controversial for the music industry. Utilizing Cakewalk, Windows Media Series 9 and MSFT DRM the new product recognizes a mixed-mode UmixIt-enabled CD that contains the standard...

Is Copy Protection Constitutional? Part II

By making DRM inviolable under the DMCA, the government is complicit. "The obvious response to copy protection being unconstitutional is that the fourth amendment applies to the government, not private companies. However things aren't so simple when it comes to this issue. Under the DMCA the government agrees to assist companies with whatever copy protection schemes they come up...

Real Reverse DRM Engineering

Real has released Harmony Technology. Harmony is the first software from one of the major online media companies that breaks one DRM and replaces it with another DRM. Harmony is capable of converting songs protected the Helix DRM system into tracks guarded by FairPlay or Microsoft's Windows Media DRM mechanism.