Posts tagged “piracy”

iTunes Plus

I like the idea of iTunes Plus. DRM is lame and so ’90s. So the fact that Apple is now allowing me to get DRM-free tracks is great. But why in the world do they insist I upgrade my entire library in one fell swoop? I’m not going to shell out $200 for music I’ve

Fighting Pirates

Great quote in an article at Gizmodo on the futility of enforcing copyright law: According to blueprints from the Acme Company, the MPAA will next attempt to mount a large red rocket and light its fuse while aiming it at the place where the Malaysian movie pirates are eating strategically placed birdseed.

Eminem and the Recording Industry

There were two great links at The Shifted Librarian recently concerning the music industry. By some bizarre twist of the cosmos, both links are – at least obliquely – in reference to the “artist” Eminem. The first link is to an article at about how Eminem’s new album, The Eminem Show, jumped to the

The Record: Piracy-Proof

Music bosses have unveiled a revolutionary new recording format that they hope will help win the war on illegal file sharing which is thought to be costing the industry millions of dollars in lost revenue. Nicknamed the ‘Record’, the new format takes the form of a black, vinyl disc measuring 12 inches in diameter, which

Music Industry News

Some news about the music industry


The First Amendment v. The Digital Millenium Copyright Act On January 20, 2000, United States District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan … issued a preliminary injunction … prohibiting the defendants from distributing computer code for reading encrypted DVDs. If code that can be directly compiled and executed may be suppressed under the DMCA, as Judge Kaplan

content protection

Beauty is Truth I just stumbled upon an excellent discourse about What’s Wrong With Content Protection. This should be required reading for anyone who creates anything – writing, music, programming, paintings, film, anything. This means YOU. Go. Now. Read it. link via BrainLog

Military Technology and Digital Piracy

Can ‘Military’ Technology Beat Digital Piracy? ” … if the hacker persists, and continues making ”aggressive” attempts to disable InTether’s defenses or pierce its vault, he’ll get ”the white screen of death.” His InTether receiver, together with all the InTethered files stored inside it, will be destroyed. Attacks ”would have to be pretty aggressive and

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