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Big movies for big prices makes little sense

Right now, here in England, some of the top-flight football clubs in the Premiership are struggling to fill their stadiums. The reason for this is pretty simple: they’re charging way too much for tickets. They’re pushing the grassroots fans out of the game and instead pandering to the armchair viewer who’s paying their stupidly high […]

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Apple’s FairPlay in Euro legal wrangle

Leave it to my fellow Europeans to make a song & dance about fair rights for music ownership. “Norway’s Consumer Ombudsman has ruled that Apple’s FairPlay digital rights management technology violates the country’s laws by locking songs downloaded from the iTunes Store to the iPod. The ombudsman wrote a letter to Apple warning that its […]

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Apple to play nice with Fairplay?

Some might say it’s about time, but I’d say it was only a matter of time before Apple made their Fairplay DRM scheme available to third parties. For those not in the know, Fairplay is Apple’s own, in-house Digital Rights Management scheme that managed to placate the music labels and content producers while giving the […]