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[News] New Books Covers DRM Conspiracies and Failures

  • Subject: [News] New Books Covers DRM Conspiracies and Failures
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 12:58:36 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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New Book Explores Social Costs of Digital Rights Management

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| The book examines three examples in detail — the failure to develop copy 
| protection for portable music players, the successful encryption system used 
| to protect DVDs, and the Federal Communications Commission's attempt to 
| mandate copy protection systems in digital television.   


Apple gets the s**ts at the moment for its monopoly abuse with iTunes DRM. And
then there's this:

AT&T is cruising for a bruising

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| Levy is fuming, claiming that Apple and AT&T were acting like a bank which 
| has automatic access to your ATM machine and is siphoning money out during 
| all times of the day and night.  



Bird Song: A requiem for DRM

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| DRMs are often designed by ambitious, well-funded consortia, with top-notch 
| engineers from every corner of the industry. They spend millions. They take 
| years. They are defeated in days, for pennies, by hobbyists.  
| - Cory Doctorow, Guardian Unlimited
|   Tuesday, July 31, 2007 
| Sure, it’s probably too early to dance on the grave of Digital Rights 
| Management (DRM), but we can certainly continue pounding nails in its coffin 
| after Wal-Mart drove a stake through its heart this week.  


Paramount: DRM may not (at least right now) please consumers

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| "Interoperability (presents) an impediment to digital distribution," he said 
| during remarks at the Progress and Freedom Foundation's Aspen Summit. "I'm 
| pretty confident that in the end solutions will be found. It's just a 
| question of how much heat and pressure we feel before we see the light."   


World's largest music retailer ditches DRM, not censorship

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| DRM isn't yet dead in the music business, but it has a nasty, hacking cough. 


Music DRM in critical condition: Universal tests DRM free music sales

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| Universal Music Group has announced that the company is going to test selling 
| DRM-free music to consumers in order to assess the market. 


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