Category Archives: DRM Rant

Lamar Smith: Here’s the Problem Language with Sec. 103 of SOPA

Lamar Smith, architect of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is on record saying: The criticism of this bill is completely hypothetical; none of it is based in reality. Not one of the critics was able to point to any language … Continue reading

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Google Granted Dangerous Monopoly, DMR Requirements in Settlement with AAP

Timothy Lee reports that Association of American Publishers and Google have reached a tentative agreement with the courts regarding the class action lawsuit between the two. The point of the suit by the AAP was to stop Google form innovating … Continue reading

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Using Social Media to Market Music

My colleague at Heavybag Media, Jackie Peters has a post about the great opportunities record labels have in using social media as a marketing strategy. The challenges they are facing: they must switch from selling music in physical packages to … Continue reading

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How Open Source and Social Media are going to Eat SEOs’ Lunches

(Sphinn this) Search engines react to behavior of its users and site owners. Search engines measures these behaviors to deliver value to each, but ultimately to serve the search engines’ best interests. At first, search engines used what they could … Continue reading

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Blockbuster + Circuit City May Mean More DRM

Today, Blockbuster Inc. announced its offer to acquire Circuit City. This is not good for consumers. Big box electronic retailers control the consumer electronics industry more that you might think. In the US (and maybe elsewhere), Circuit City and Best … Continue reading

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Free e-books

Mike at Techdirt points to some half-hearted efforts at free e-books. The books will only be available for a limited time, and they cannot be printed. It is all posturing by the book publishers who still believe that completely free … Continue reading

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How Kindle Could Have Appealed to Passionate Evangelists

When it comes to web services and logistics, Amazon is a rock star. Not only did they figure out how to make hundreds of small applications work a across their networks (the Amazon home page is connecting to hundreds of … Continue reading

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Amazon blows it with their Kindle E-book Reader

Amazon is going to release their e-book reader on Monday, called Kindle. The thing that got my attention most is that part of the delay in its release is that they were working out deals with content providers! For copywritten … Continue reading

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Cory Doctorow to Steve Jobs: Oh yeah? Remove DRM from Pixar Movies

I took the liberty of downloading this clip provided by ibiblio.org of Cory Doctorow‘s latest talk on DRM, Pwned: How copyright turns us all into IP serfs and uploaded it to YouTube becuase I recognize YouTube’s value, that YouTube will … Continue reading

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Senator Feinstein responds on The Perform Act, I respond back

I reported that I e-mail Senator Feinstein on my concerns with the Perform Act. Senator Feinstein has responded. February 1, 2007 Mr. Nicholas Dynice Dear Mr. Dynice: Thank you for writing to me about the Platform Equality and Remedies for … Continue reading

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