30 November 2007
27 November 2007
21 November 2007
20 November 2007
This is an interesting article about how an average American (I'm sure it's roughly the same for the UK too) racks up millions of dollars of copyright infringement liability in an average day, even if he doesn't go near one of the much publicised file sharing networks.
It's not exactly scary, because it's never going to be enforced, but it does show just how broken the system is.
13 November 2007
08 November 2007
Baseball fans in America who have purchased videos of full games of baseball, from the MLB no less, have found that the DRM license server (which is used to ensure that only those people who have paid can see the footage) has been shut down. As a result all of those videos will now no longer play.
I think there are two key questions raised by this:
1) Will this push honest consumers more towards illegal pirate copies of games taken from HD TV recordings?
2) Why the hell would anyone want to watch a baseball game twice?
Yet again DRM proves that it makes only the honest suffer and makes people suspicious of downloadable content.