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Items tagged drm in 2007

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Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context. Fantastic presentation from Ian Rogers, the head of Yahoo! Music, who has spent 8 years watching DRM cripple the online music industry. # 8th October 2007, 9:10 pm

DRM-free MP3 downloads from Amazon. The good: they have what looks like the entire Universal and EMI catalogues in DRM-free 256bit MP3s. The bad: you need a US billing address! So close... # 25th September 2007, 4:30 pm

Amazon guide to ripping your CDs. “Many of our customers have already figured out that one cheap way to get DRM-free MP3 files is to buy them on CD and rip them themselves.” # 21st September 2007, 11:20 pm

By picking up its marbles and going home, Google just demonstrated how completely bizarre and anti-consumer DRM technology can be.

Ken Fisher # 14th August 2007, 12:41 pm

In an effort to improve all Google services, we will no longer offer the ability to buy or rent videos for download from Google Video [...] After August 15, 2007, you will no longer be able to view your purchased or rented videos.

Google Video e-mail # 11th August 2007, 8:33 am

HBO Exec Wants to Rename DRM. “... until recently nobody had complained that the term ’Digital Rights Management’ was insufficiently Orwellian.” # 11th May 2007, 3:47 pm

There are some ideas that are broken, but attractive enough to some people that they are doomed to be tried again and again. DRM is one of them.

Mark Shuttleworth # 8th April 2007, 6:08 pm

If the big four music companies would license Apple their music without the requirement that it be protected with a DRM, we would switch to selling only DRM-free music on our iTunes store.

Steve Jobs # 7th February 2007, 2:26 am

Thoughts on Music. Steve Jobs comes out against DRM, lays the blame squarely on the big four music companies. # 7th February 2007, 2:25 am

Running the DRM Gauntlet. DRM war stories from the Songbird team. Windows Media and QuickTime both block debuggers in different ways. # 6th February 2007, 12:55 am

AACS: Extracting and Using Keys. Another DRM system bites the dust, this time when it’s only just made it out of the gate. # 10th January 2007, 11:05 pm