Apparently, the publisher [Amazon] changed its mind about having electronic versions of Orwell's books. So Amazon removed them from the store and in the process remotely deleted the books from the Kindles of anyone who bought them, depositing a refund in their account in the process.Read more »
This whole html tag ordeal is getting out of hand. If we look at the image tag it supports jpeg, png, gif and probably more although I've not tried any others. I wonder how drastic that decision must have been when made ? But seriously as it is now if I don't have the correct plugin both opera & firefox help out if possible.Read more »
Everybody knows, that DRM is bad. Also everybody knows, that Open Source is just a compromise and a stage in transition to a close-to-ideal system, which Free Software is. However let’s try to look at the other side of the coin.Read more »
It was unfortunately reported yesterday by a number of sources that Amazon had released the source code for the software running on the Kindle DX.
This isn’t all of the Kindle source code. It’s a selection released in order to comply with the license requirements of the code originally written by other people (like the GNU Project) which Amazon modified for its own purposes.
A UK researcher has spent years interviewing people about whether DRM has affected their ability to use content in ways ordinarily protected by the law. Surprise! It has, even leading one sight-impaired woman to piracy.Read more »
At the beginning of this year, several people at Linux Journal and elsewhere, took a pledge to be DRM free. This pledge focuses on Digital Rights Management as applied to music, but there are a number of other areas where DRM is also applied.Read more »
"In one of RIAA’s high profile cases the Free Software Foundation backed defendant Joel Tenenbaum, much to the dislike of the music industry lobby. John Sullivan, Operations Manager at the FSF explains in a guest post why they think these cases impact not just music, but also free software and its technology..."Read more »
Fashion is fickle. One day thin clients and clusters are the fashion de jour, the next it's Web 2.0, Virtualisation or distributed computing and Grids. They who live by the sword of fashion will surely perish by it but a new model has been strutting its stuff along the catwalk of web fashion and she goes by the name of Cloud Computing.Read more »
Inspired by Seinfeld, DefectiveByDesign is "impeaching" Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, asking him to drop DRM on the Kindle.Read more »
"Stephen Windwalker and I urged fellow authors to tag qualifying works as drmfree at Amazon—and readers to do the same. Use the tag at other stores, too. Now the drmfree campaign has won the endorsement of DefectiveByDesign.org, a project of the Free Software Foundation..."Read more »
"It’s rare that people are familiar with both free software and gaming, so I feel I ought to offer my opinion here. Everyone knows that Nintendo has been shouting about its “new” handheld console. With not one but two shiny new cameras, larger screens and hopefully better batteries than the DS Lite, what’s not to like about the DSi? ..."Read more »
"In November, Nintendo released the DSi console in Japan. Next month, the rest of the world will be hit by this console. Similar to the previous Nintendo DS and DS Lite consoles, the DSi has two screens and the ability to access WiFi networks.Read more »
Wednesday, EFF Staff Attorney Corynne McSherry will be testifying at the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) town hall meeting on digital rights management technologies, or DRM.Read more »
Reading Prof. Felten's post on "DRM in Retreat" earlier this year might have led one to believe that DRM was getting ready to take a long walk off a short pier wearing concrete shoes. However, the DRM town hall meeting hosted by the Federal Trade Commission this week in Seattle quickly disabused all in attendance of such a notion.Read more »