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Amazon launches DRM-free "Amazon MP3" music downloads

http://www.engadget.com

If you're into DRM-free music, you have a reason to get pretty excited today. As speculated, Amazon has launched the public beta of its new digital music portal called Amazon MP3, which will feature two million songs from 180,000 artists and 20,000 labels,

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DRM advocates getting nervous about consumer backlash

http://arstechnica.com

You all know the slogan: "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." At the Digital Rights Strategies conference in New York City, a similar message could be heard: "DRM doesn't anger consumers, content owners abusing DRM anger consumers."

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DRM troubles drive ex-Microsoft employee to Linux!

http://www.news.com

Jesper Johansson--a former senior program manager for security policy at Microsoft: "Upon inspecting the problem I found that the video would turn on, the screen would flicker for a second each of black and the video a few times, and then the Blue Screen of DRM came up. It also wouldn't play any premium channels," he wrote.

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Libre vs Non-Libre: It All Comes Down To Trust

http://blue-gnu.biz

In the wake of the Windows Update fiasco, LinuxInsider quoted Stephen O'Grady's explanation of why users trust GNU/Linux more than Windows where the auto-update features are concerned. His explanation really hits the nail on the head - it all comes down to trust.

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DRM - Trash Vista, Not Your Computer

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

"...Today, an international coalition of environmental and social justice groups have signed a joint statement condemning DRM, specifically the DRM platform known as Microsoft Vista..."

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Microsoft WGA servers down; XP and Vista installs marked as counterfeit

http://www.boingboing.net

DRM bites again: the Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage servers (which every XP and Vista install phones home to) all failed sometime earlier today. The result? Every single Windows XP and Vista installation is being marked as counterfeit when it tries to check in.

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Protesters call on the BBC to eliminate DRM from the “iPlayer”

http://www.fsf.org

"Two weeks after the BBC officially launched the iPlayer, protesters wearing bright yellow Hazmat suits gathered outside BBC Television Center in London and BBC headquarters in Manchester to demand that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) be eliminated from the BBC..."

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Golden Opportunity for Anti-DRM Movement?

http://blue-gnu.biz

Kim Hart, of the Washington Post writes: Wal-Mart today announced it would sell digital music downloads with no anticopying software. Is this another golden opportunity for the anti-DRM movement?

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Created by dcparris 7 years 2 days ago – Made popular 7 years 1 day ago
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Anti-DRM Protesters call on the BBC to eliminate DRM from the iPlayer

http://www.linuxelectrons.com

London and Manchester, England – Two weeks after the BBC officially launched the iPlayer, protesters wearing bright yellow Hazmat suits gathered outside BBC Television Center in London and BBC headquarters in Manchester to demand that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) be eliminated from the BBC.

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Survey says: only DRM-free music is worth paying for

http://arstechnica.com

"One of the largest surveys of music consumers to closely examine the question of Digital Rights Management (DRM) has an important two-part message for the music industry."

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Created by bridget 7 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 2 weeks ago
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DRM is here to stay, analysts say

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Despite the recent announcement of "DRM-free" music tracks by Apple and Amazon.com, Digital Rights Management (DRM) is not about to go away. At least, that's the main conclusion of a report, "Digital Rights Management Update," made available this week by the market research firm In-Stat.

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Created by C733tus 7 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 2 weeks ago
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DRM Scorecard: Hackers Batting 1000, Industry Zero

http://www.informationweek.com

I put together a scorecard, which shows that every single significant attempt at consumer-music DRM has been cracked. Here it is:

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Created by snotbutter 7 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 2 weeks ago
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General Public License Version 3: A Legal View

http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.blogspot.com

This is an interesting article in which the author mentions differences between version 2 and 3 of the GPL. I think his assessment regarding DRM in item 7 is incorrect though. Please discuss.

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Created by Starchild 7 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 5 weeks ago
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DRM and open source are the great divide

http://blogs.zdnet.com

If there is any word other than Microsoft which can get an argument going among open source advocates, it is DRM. (The t-shirt is available here.)DRM, Digital Rights Management, is generally found in the form of an encryption wrapper giving control of the content to a rights holder.

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Created by snotbutter 7 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 5 weeks ago
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"Ye cannae change the laws of physics!"

http://www.tuxdeluxe.org

"DRM is always explained as the "wonderful new technology that will help protect your medical records from thieves". The truth is, it can't even do that."

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