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DRM – Once Bitten, Twice Shy

DRM – Once Bitten, Twice Shy

What purpose does DRM solve when things like this happen to ordinary people who are just trying to watch a movie? (source = reddit): Seriously.  What the hell?  I can read this message and kind of figure out what the problem might be and where to go to fix it but most users can’t.  A legitimate consumer who has paid for this content cannot use it because of some crap DRM that the publisher has put on it.  The...

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Piracy is a service problem

Piracy is a service problem

Gabe Newell, the CEO and co-founder of Valve is a god to gamers.  A shining light for all that is still pristine and undamaged by greed and DRM.  Lately he was quoted by The Cambridge Student as saying: “Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem.  If a pirate offers a product anywhere in the world, 24 x 7, puchasable from the convenience of your personal computer and the legal provider says the...

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Obama Administration: Piracy == Theft

According to US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke the Obama Administration is going to go after pirates and reform copyright. “As Vice President Biden has said on more than one occasion, ‘Piracy is flat, unadulterated theft,’ and it should be dealt with accordingly.” No, Gary. It’s not. How do these idiots get so highly placed in government? This man needs to be removed from office for reasons of clear mental...

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Pirate Bay will never die!!

Below is a message posted by TPB after their search engine was taken down: PLZ LEARN: TPB CANT BE SHUT DOWN LOL! AS U MITE HAS READ OR NOTICD, PEEPS ONCE AGAIN R TRYIN 2 SHUT US DOWN. DIS WILL NOT SUCCED, LOL. OURS RLY NICE WEBHOST WUZ THREATEND WIF RLY HUGE FINE, SO WE DECIDD 2 MOOV TEH SIET SO DAT THEY DIDNT GOT INTO TROUBLE, LOL. TEH DECISHUN 2 MOOV WUZ TAKEN BY US, TEH PIRATE BAY, LOL. TEH PIRATE BAY IZ AN UNSINKABLE SHIP. IT...

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MPAA Touts Record Year For Hollywood

A blog posting in p2pnet today catches MPAA boss Dan Glickman at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas crowing about Hollywood’s profitable year: ‘Today, we stand on a new mountaintop, and I have to say: I like the view… We had about 5 percent growth in both the domestic and worldwide box office, all-time highs on both fronts reminding us once again that good stories well told always find a place in our hearts, our lives and...

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