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The All New MySpace Music (Without The DRM)

Tonight, MySpace kicked off its new commercial free music service which doesn’t include any of that bullshit DRM business. Using its ever popular Flash player, users can purchase songs or add them to a playlist. It’s now possible to create a streaming playlist of as many as 100 songs each that can be shared and ranked. MySpace music will also ...

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Electronic Arts Gets Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Spore DRM

Applause all around for Electronic Arts. The gaming company managed to fuck up big time, this time with Spore. As you’ve heard, Spore contains draconian DRM that limits you to three installs of the game and no more. Now a California class action suit has been formed in an attempt to recoup $50 + damages for everyone who bought Spore. ...

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Watch Out! Sony DRM Is A Rough Experience

If you find yourself purchasing videos from Sony’s Playstation Network, be wary: You may want to read the Terms of Service thoroughly or you could risk the possibility of losing all of your purchased digital goods thanks to Sony’s DRM policy. An Ars Technica forum-goer dubbed Noise found this out the hard way and warns others of this unfair policy. ...

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PS3 DVR Won’t Use DRM

Sony has introduced a DVR for the Playstation 3 costing about $140. It’s called the PlayTV and it hooks up between your PS3 and television and allows the console to record one channel while you watch another. You can even export videos to your PS3’s XMB menu in MPEG-2 video format, then watch it however you see fit. Could it ...

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Yahoo! Redeems Itself

Remember how Yahoo fucked you out of all your music by shutting down its DRM server and not giving you any reimbursements? Well, it has rightfully decided to reimburse its paying customers. Turns out Yahoo feels bad for screwing customers over. Nice of Yahoo! Music to consider the folks who keep its workers from going hungry. Yahoo, in return for ...

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Yahoo Just Fucked You

Yahoo announced that it’s shutting down its DRM servers as of September 30, 2008. Anyone whose turned over hard cash towards Yahoo Music will lose the ability to recover it or transfer it to a new PC. Further proving DRM’s worthlessness, Yahoo even had the nerve to tell its customers to burn CDs and re-rip the tracks they bought, before ...

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Silly DRM: The Lenslok Prism System

TorrentFreak has a great article up on the history of one of the stupidest forms of DRM ever: The Lenslok. A small plastic device with multiple prism-like lenses, you’d hold the device up to the TV when a game prompted you to enter a secret message. Here’s an example of how this piece of shit was used:

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This DVD Will Now Self-Destruct

Good day, Mr. Phelps. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to read this article with a close eye, because one day, you could be dealing with self-destructive DVDs. A German company has designed a new type of DVD, called an Einmal (German for “once”.) These new DVD’s can only be watched for 48 hours, before a special ...

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Deutsche Grammophon ditches DRM

Deutsche Grammophon, one of the world’s most prominent classical music labels, and a subsidiary of Universal, has decided the wave of the future is high-bit DRM-free MP3 files. Deutsche Grammophon have launched their own web store, featuring 320 kbps MP3 files for its entire classical music catalog. Universal (as well as the U.K.’s EMI has also been experimenting with their ...

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