digital media

Poll: Has DRM ever been a real problem for you?

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 » Read more

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Digital magazines, the new media, and why HP’s $99 tablet could spark a digital renaissance

Digital magazines, the new media, and why HP’s $99 tablet could spark a digital

So, unless you had your head in the sand, you probably noticed HP’s Touchpad tablet computers flying off the shelves of stores after the company slashed the price to $99 ($149 for the 32GB model) and announced that it was discontinuing the product line. » Read more

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Amazon Cloud Drive elicits pearl-clutching and déjà vu

I’m feeling a little nostalgic. Reading Amazon’s announcement about the recent Cloud Drive music service, I immediately thought of quite a few other moments where the music industry provoked a sense of overwhelming... disappointment.

They just don’t get it.

They. You know, The Music Industry. Sony. Metallica. Lars Ulrich. The RIAA.

What don’t they get? » Read more

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