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Macrovision look to DRM future

Digital Rights Management as a topic of discussion is probably as hot as any subject is going to be right now. Quite recently, Steve Jobs issued an open letter, aimed at three different audiences. The intent was to foment some kind of unease with the idea of using DRM technology. And at the very least, […]

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Apple and the death of DRM

Digital Rights Management systems, better and more infamously known as DRM are software and / or hardware mechanisms designed to limit the usage of certain digital media. That’s a summary that most would agree with completely. It’s worth then dwelling on this point, because at no point did I mention that DRM is a mechanism […]

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DRM RIP? ISPs RSVP

What with Norway threatening legal action against Apple over their FairPlay digital rights management software, moves are afoot that might leave such litigation moot. My feelings about flat fees are well known. They’re ugly, clumsy and benefit no one except those receiving the funds. So it’s with heavy heart that I read of licensing model […]

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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 […]