Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 17 July 2007 12:10

DRM cracked again

Written by Nedim Hadzic

vista_logo.jpg

Makes Charlie happy

 

Late this Friday, Microsoft received one more anti-DRM blow. A new version of the program that cracks Microsofts digital rights management system for Windows media and audio, namely FairUse4M, has seen the light of day.

Microsoft filed lawsuits against these anonymous authors last year, but guess what,  they dropped it because they failed to identify the creators. It seems that fishing in the dark and trying to scare people from fighting the “artistic” oppression has failed once again.

Although Jonathan Usher, a director in Microsofts consumer media technology group, didn’t say how many songs have been stripped of copy protection and/or how long will it take for Microsoft to successfully fight this, he did state that the music industry is aware of Microsofts technology and that he does not expect them to lose patience.

However it seems that many in the industry are actually getting quite fed up with DRM, Apple has started selling DRM free tracks after Steve Jobs called an end to DRM. Josh Bernoff, an industry analyst at research group Gartner Inc. said he expects DRM to fade out in a couple of years as soon as the record companies realize that selling unprotected tracks won’t hurt sales - after all the same unprotected tracks are already circulating the net.

Being a sworn enemy of DRM, I will say only this: We the people will prevail!

More here.

Last modified on Tuesday, 17 July 2007 14:15

Nedim Hadzic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments