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An overview of copy protection and DRM schemes used in computer gaming, covering the most notable and interesting methods from the late 70’s on up through today! Tweet

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In addition to all the garbage we already have to sit through to get to our movies on DVD and Blu-Ray, ICE and the FBI have come up with new logos that you will be forced to sit through every time you want to watch your legally purchased movie. The US government yesterday rolled out not one but two copyright notices, one to “warn” and one to “educate.” Six major movie studios will begin using the new notices this week. The main change is that Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has, in the last several […]

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Rhapsody has announced that they will be shutting down their RAX DRM encumbered music system and that users will have until November 7, 2011 to convert any music downloaded before July, 2008. On November 7th, 2011 Rhapsody/RealNetworks will no longer support certain music files you purchased before July 2008. These songs will continue to play after November 7th unless you change to a new computer or substantially update your current computer. However, we strongly recommend you back up these RAX tracks to audio CD to ensure you can continue to enjoy your music. Once you […]

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Day against DRM 2011

Today is the Day Against DRM. Awareness is a key part of defeating DRM. Whether protesting outside Apple Stores in Hazmat suits as we have done in years past, handing out leaflets in front of public libraries, or sending direct complaints to senior executives at Sony, action gets attention, and creates space for change. Take some time to read my posts about DRM, why it’s counterproductive, and how it only seems to affect legitimate users.  You can also read the numerous posts from last year about DRM. Tweet

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