DRM

Why the proprietary MQA music encoding system is better than DRM, but still not good

Why the proprietary MQA music encoding system is better than DRM, but still not good
Is MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) a better way to listen to music? Or just another opportunity for the music industry to sell the same music all...Read more

Mark the Day Against DRM with discounts on books and videos; join the EFF live video panel

Digital Content
Today is the Day Against DRM, organized by the Free Software Foundation through their Defective by Design campaign against digital rights management...Read more

The most talented youth choose open source tools

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...Read more

GOG.com, DRM-free game distributor, chooses data security over ease of checkout

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...Read more

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...Read more

Has DRM ever prevented you from doing what you wanted with a piece of digital media you own?

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 fromRead more

Profitable digital content: It's all about the value

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...Read more

Open sound series: Part 3 - Ampache

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...Read more