Posts Tagged ‘ DRM ’

The Future of Digital Music: Closed Systems

Sep 18th, 2006 | By | Category: Commentary, Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

Despite the issues many tech-savvy music fans have with digital rights management and encrypted media files, it looks like the future of digital music will be based on closed, proprietary systems. Apple’s iTunes/iPod combination has rapidly risen to dominance, a fact that has caused both the music industry and other portable media player vendors a […]

QTFairUse 2.3 Strips DRM from iTunes 7 FairPlay Files

Sep 13th, 2006 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

It didn’t take long for the latest version of iTunes’ encry option to get hacked again. QTFairUse 2.3, a tool for removing digital rights management encryption in order to allow traditional fair use of audio tracks, has been released. The new version can be used to strip the DRM from files downloaded with iTunes 7. […]

EFF, Podcasters Announce Opposition to Proposed WIPO Treaty

Sep 11th, 2006 | By | Category: Podcasting Law

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with a variety of individual podcasters and podcasting-related organizations, have released a joint statement opposing a new draft treaty being considered by the World Intellectual Property Organization, fearing that it could stifle innovation in podcasting and other forms of Internet distribution. “The Treaty will stifle innovation in podcasting-related technologies because […]