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Please don't get me any of these things as a gift

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Recently I received a gift from a stranger -- a copy of Blood Bowl for Windows. Based on the fantasy football board game of the same name, the gift may have seemed like a no-brainer for someone who doesn't know you very well, and may be forced to buy a gift based on your apparent likes and dislikes from your posts on a forum or website.

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VLC developer takes a stand against DRM enforcement in Apple's App Store

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Rémi Denis-Courmont is one of the primary developers of the VLC media player, which is free software and distributed under the GPL. Earlier this week, he wrote to Apple to complain that his work was being distributed through their App Store, under terms that contradict the GPL's conditions and prohibit users from sharing the program.

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Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me

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Well, it's official. Apple has now announced it's bringing the App Store concept to the Mac and it looks like they'll be restricting apps with FairPlay DRM too for good measure.

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DRM In (and Out) of Schools

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There are two major reasons why Kindles and iPads have no place in schools, both of which are related to DRM (Digital Restrictions Management).

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Freedom in Phones Under a Regime of Software Patents, DRM Jail, and Other Forms of Malice

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Samsung appears to be dumping LiMo and OIN brags about expanding its membership, which does more to endorse software patents rather than abolish them

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Judge rules that circumventing DRM is not illegal

http://www.downloadsquad.com

In what will surely become a landmark case -- or at least a massive thorn in the MPAA and RIAA's clubbed, pygmy feet -- a judge has ruled that bypassing DRM via hacking, reverse engineering or any other means is not in itself illegal.

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Reject UltraViolet DRM

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Throughout the relatively short history of Digital Restrictions Management, we have seen various methods of user restriction come and go. Now, there is a new threat on the horizon: UltraViolet. A soon to be implemented DRM scheme, UltraViolet -- or should that be Ultraviolent -- is a joint effort between companies such as Sony, Adobe, Cisco, HP, Microsoft and Intel.

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EFF wins enormous victory against DRM

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation drove three deep wedges into the US prohibition on breaking DRM today.

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Brazil's copyright law forbids using DRM to block fair use - Boing Boing

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"Brazil has just created the best-ever implementation of WIPO Copyright Treaty. In Brazil's version of the law, you can break DRM without breaking the law, provided you're not also committing a copyright violation. And what's more, any rightsholder who adds a DRM that restricts things that are allowed by Brazilian copyright laws ("fair dealing" or "fair use") faces a fine."

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The First DRM Pull Request For Linux 2.6.35 Kernel

http://www.phoronix.com

The Linux 2.6.34 kernel was released only three days ago, but David Airlie has emailed Linus Torvalds and the Linux Kernel Mailing List with the first DRM pull request for the Linux 2.6.35 kernel.

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Why I Steal Movies… Even Ones I'm In

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Like a billion other people, I download things illegally. I'm also an actor, writer and director whose income depends on revenue from DVDs, movies and books. This leads to many conflicts in my head, in my heart, and in bars.

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Digital Restriction Management = bye bye Pippi Longstocking

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Today we celebrate the day against Digital Restriction Management (DRM). It is organised by FSFE's sister organisation, the Free Software Foundation. One of the suggestions from it's colleagues there was to share your worst experience with DRM.

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ACTA: threats to Free Software

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Today with the first public release of ACTA, the effects the international agreement will have on Free Software appear to be dangerous for its development and its distribution. First, by extending infringements proceedings and criminal offences to a broad scope of “intellectual property” including software patents.

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Who is the enemy of FLOSS today?

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For years the free and open source software people would say that the number one enemy, the devil on earth, the only factor blocking us from flooding the mass market with gnomes, mice and strange k-prefixed creatures is the company from Redmond. But is it still the case today?

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Stallman and Free Software Foundation launch Day Against DRM

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Tuesday May 4 has been named as this year's Day against Digital Rights Management (DRM) by the President of the Free Software Foundation.

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