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Today is the Day Against DRM, organized by the Free Software Foundation through their Defective by Design campaign against digital rights management (DRM), which they refer to instead with the more accurate moniker "digital restrictions management."
0 comments Posted 6 May 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
International Day Against DRM
Today is the seventh annual International Day Against DRM (Digital Rights Management). We've talked a lot here about DRM particularly in movies and books (read my two-part timeline, The DRM graveyard: A brief history of digital rights management in music and part 2 about video and TV). But what's... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 May 2013 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
open source tools
At my public library job, all day long I help people use the library's public access computers. At the end of a long day's work, I enjoy kicking back and listening to some YouTube music videos. One way I do this is to search YouTube for new Bob Dylan cover songs. I search YouTube for: Bob Dylan... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Dec 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
AACS tattoo
A few months ago, we outlined a few of the major moments in the history of digital rights management (DRM) in the music industry. This time, we're talking about TV, video, and the events in the ongoing fight over copying. We're still calling it the "DRM graveyard"--but as you'll see, the failures... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Jul 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Credit cards good here
GOG.com wins points for openness by being a distributor of DRM-free games, but now they're going even further by choosing to protect their customers' data over the convenience of a faster checkout. After the wide security breach of the Playstation Network, GOG surveyed its users about the issue--"... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Dec 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Poll: Has DRM ever been a real problem for you?
Digital rights management has a long history of not quite working, failing to stop piracy, and sometimes punishing legitimate users (and owners) of digital media. But has it ever stopped you from
13 comments Posted 8 Nov 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Poll: Has DRM ever been a real problem for you?
Digital rights management has a long history of not quite working, failing to stop piracy, and sometimes punishing legitimate users (and owners) of digital media. But has it ever stopped you from
13 comments Posted 8 Nov 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
The DRM graveyard: A brief history of digital rights management in music
There are more than a few reasons digital rights management (DRM) has been largely unsuccessful. But the easiest way to explain to a consumer why DRM doesn't work is to put it in terms he understands: "What happens to the music you paid for if that company changes its mind?" It was one thing when... Read more
47 comments Posted 3 Nov 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Last weekend, I rented a movie through YouTube. In the interest of full disclosure, I suppose I should tell you straight away that I don't own a television. I sold mine seven years ago, after the year 2003 saw the debut of Nashville Star, The O.C., Fame, and some train-wreck reality show starring... Read more
2 comments Posted 20 Oct 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
Building a community is core to all open source projects. In fact, an open source project that lacks a community is likely missing the point of being open source. So what happens when your open project is designed to create communities?
1 comment Posted 21 Jul 2010 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed

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