New MacBooks Have HDCP, Gives iTunes Purchases Less Freedom

High Definition Content Protection—the annoying DRM-y thing that's supposed to stop people from copying hi-def stuff as it travels over a card-display connector— has apparently, and unfortunately, come to Apple's MacBooks. HDCP is now included on new MacBooks to protect iTunes Store media, though it seems that only… » 11/18/08 12:30am 11/18/08 12:30am

Walmart Changes Mind on DRM, Keeps Servers Running

When Walmart made a special effort to remind us why DRM'd music should always be avoided by shutting down » 10/10/08 3:00am 10/10/08 3:00am their authentication servers, the response must have been deafening. The world's largest retailer has decided to maintain its digital rights management servers for the present time “based on feedback from [its]…

DRM Smackdown Day is October 3. You In?

It's time for us to rise up against that devil, digital rights management (DRM), which is crippling content from sea to shining sea in the name of anti-piracy. Anti-DRM crusaders Defective by Design have designated Tuesday, October 3 to be the Day Against DRM. They're asking everyone to submit ideas about how to raise… » 9/01/06 12:48pm 9/01/06 12:48pm