Tag: drm

Links for February 9th

Digital Economy Bill bill could ‘breach rights’ An influential group of MPs and peers has said the government's approach to illegal file-sharing could breach the rights of internet users. The Joint Select Committee on Human..

Links for December 23rd

The BBC’s digital rights plans will wreak havoc on open source software Last summer, the BBC tried to sneak “digital rights management” into its high-def digital broadcasts. Now, generally speaking, the BBC isn’t allowed to..

Links for November 17th

Labels may be losing money, but artists are making more than ever The Times Labs blog takes a hard look at the data on music sales and live performances and concludes that while the labels’..

Links for September 17th

BBC looks to copy protect content BBC plans to encrypt Freeview HD data have come under fire from critics, who say it will effectively copyright free BBC content. Under plans submitted to regulator Ofcom, the..

Links for April 10th

To Newspaper Moguls: You Blew It The Newspaper Association of America is meeting in San Diego this week and they’re preaching up at their own choir loft with angry, self-righteous fire and brimstone about their..

Bookmarks for March 5th through March 10th

YouTube vs PRS: whoever wins, it’s bad news for musicians – You’ve got to hand it to Google: when it threw its toys out of the pram over its dispute with PRS For Music, it..

Bearing the DRM cross

Slate magazine has an interesting article covering the use of DRM in iTunes in the past and how the removal of Fairplay will affect the way that we play music in the future. They argue..

Is file-sharing actually stealing?

There’s been oodles of discussion about file-sharing over the years. It’s endemic among the music hounds out there who can’t/won’t pay for music so just download it from whoever. I’ve taken the high horse attitude..