• Will Hollywood force DRM on web users via HTML5?

    Posted January 14, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    Hollywood may force DRM on web users via HTML5. Plus: Virtual reality and Steam, and four Linux distributions for children.
  • Web's gatekeepers embrace DRM for next HTML5 standard

    Posted October 4, 2013 - 12:21 pm

    Universal content protection methods make sense, but the EFF argues that embracing DRM goes against the philosophy of the open Web.
  • EFF blasts proposed DRM features in HTML5

    Posted June 3, 2013 - 11:09 am

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued an angry formal response to a proposed set of HTML5 standards from the World Wide Web Consortium, saying that stringent digital rights management technology will be harmful to online freedom and prevent many users from getting access to important content.
  • Five Friday links that explain our weird tech world

    Posted November 30, 2012 - 5:12 pm

    You deserve a chance to step back from the grindstone (which is what guilt-ridden "knowledge workers" like myself call a keyboard). You deserve a chance to see some of the pieces from an elevated height.
  • How to convert e-book formats like a pro

    Posted September 19, 2012 - 3:46 pm

    Got a book in Amazon's AZW format and want to read it on your Barnes & Noble Nook? There's an app for that.
  • For DRM-free content, look for the new FSF logo

    Posted August 21, 2012 - 8:45 pm

    There are plenty of reasons to object to the restrictive digital rights management (DRM) technologies so often applied to music, e-books, and other digital content, and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has made no bones about its strong opposition to the practice over the years.
  • Euro-virus extorts 'fines' from U.S. users with content-piracy accusations

    Posted May 9, 2012 - 10:42 am

    A technically savvy gang of East Europeans that has been extorting money from Europeans using 'Police Trojan' ransomware for two years is also responsible for the rush of ransomware in the U.S., after Americanizing its social engineering pitch, according to TrendMicro.
  • Some HBO on DirecTV customers SOL with new DRM

    Posted April 20, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    Paying for DirecTV and their HBO package? Can you still watch HBO shows? Lucky you.
  • Movie studios team with storage vendors on DRM

    Posted February 29, 2012 - 5:52 pm

    The companies today agreed to collaborate on a new content protection technology for flash memory cards such as SD Cards and various other storage devices.
  • How DRM could ensure cloud security

    Posted February 3, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    Yet another survey is indicating that security is a big issue for those intending to take up cloud computing. Network equipment manufacturer Ipswitch asked 1000 of its customers if they planned to invest in cloud technology in 2011.
  • Intel builds graphics chip into CPU

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 2:42 pm

    Intel rolled out its combination CPU/GPU chipsets at CES in Las Vegas this week, beating AMD to the punch and pleasing Hollywood with content-control hooks.
  • 6 Ways to Make Ultraviolet DRM Suck Less

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 8:44 pm

    Face it, consumer loath digital rights management restrictions on content. Here are six ways the latest Hollywood DRM scheme, Ultraviolet, can suck less.
  • Adobe upgrades, renames DRM software for Flash

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 10:01 pm

    Flash Access 2.0, previously known as Flash Media Rights Management Server, has been rewritten as an SDK
  • Ubisoft's DRM service fails; paying customers can't play

    Posted March 7, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    Everyone saw this coming, but even the most pessimistic of us didn't think it would happen so soon. Ubisoft's DRM servers failed today, leaving paying customers unable to run the software they paid for.
  • May 4 named as 'Day against DRM'

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 3:23 pm

    Tuesday May 4 has been named as this year's Day against Digital Rights Management (DRM) by the President of the Free Software Foundation.
  • Gaming: New DRM to combat piracy, drive away customers

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 11:41 pm

    The two gaming platforms with the biggest piracy issues are the Sony PSP and the PC. This week a couple of new DRM schemes were introduced, one for the PSP and one for a PC game. Neither is bound to be popular with legitimate customers, but will they help reduce piracy?
  • Adobe's DRM vexes e-book owners

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    One of the chief advantages touted by Adobe Systems Inc. for its e-book copy protection technology, called Adobe Digital Experience Protection Technology (ADEPT), is that consumers can buy e-books for one e-reader and freely transfer them to other such devices, as well as their Apple and Windows computers.
  • Apple disses our DRM for iPad, Adobe says

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 2:19 pm

    Apple Inc. will not use Adobe Systems Inc.'s e-book digital rights management (DRM) technology, an Adobe executive said on Wednesday.
  • Report: Apple's iPad E-Book Store to Use DRM

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    The iBook store, the marketplace for electronic books on Apple's forthcoming iPad, will sell e-books wrapped in digital rights management software, according to sources quoted in the L.A. Times. Apple phased out DRM songs from the iTunes store a year ago, but a majority of publishers are expected to use FairPlay copy protection software for their e-books.
  • Hackers claim victory in cracking Amazon Kindle DRM

    Posted December 24, 2009 - 12:01 pm

    Amazon.com's Kindle e-book reader is coming under assault by hackers, who say they've figured out ways to export protected content for use on other devices.
  • Symantec ties DLP software to third-party security tools

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 10:00 pm

    Symantec has updated its Data-Loss Prevention Suite so that if the software finds a data issue that needs fixing, it can apply third-party encryption and digital-rights management (DRM) controls to the problem.
  • Adobe, McAfee to combine DRM and data-loss prevention

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 12:56 pm

    Adobe Systems and McAfee will jointly develop a product that combines digital rights management capabilities with technology designed to prevent data from leaking outside corporate networks, the companies said Monday.
  • Battle against file sharing starts in Norway

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 11:59 am

    Movie and record companies want Norwegian operator Telenor to block access to The Pirate Bay file-sharing site and have filed documents in a Norwegian district court seeking a temporary injunction.
  • Irish startup takes over Microsoft's code-protection scheme

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 10:40 am

    An Irish startup has taken over Microsoft's Software Licensing and Protection Services, a service to help independent software vendors protect their code and reduce software piracy.
  • iTunes Store goes DRM-free

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 3:38 pm

    Apple has announced three significant changes to its iTunes Store at Macworld Expo, but the first is undoubtedly the biggest news: The music and video download service, which features more than 10 million songs, is finally going Digital Rights Management (DRM)-free.
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