DRM

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 over again?
2 comments Posted 9 Sep 2016 by Chris Hermansen Feed
Digital Content
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
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
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
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
I'm excited. I mean really excited. Excited to the point that I can hardly think. I'm talking six-year-old trying to go to sleep on Christmas Eve excited. But before I get to why, let's take a trip back to 1999.
14 comments Posted 13 May 2010 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed