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DefectiveByDesign's Anti-DRM Campaign Gets Trashed by Digg Readers

Something that I personally find hilarious is that DefectiveByDesign, the Anti-DRM Group that was formed last year, is getting trashed by the growing user base that actually understands some of the problems behind content protection and DRM. This is a...

What Content Will Be Crippled When Output in Vista?

There are tons of people out there not understanding all of this “Vista DRM”, mainly because of less than accurate media reporting. That’s completely understandable, but lets run down a quick list here of some of the popular content out there. DVD Rip...

Introducing Media Center Pro, a New Publication Focused on MCE

Introducing Media Center Pro, a New Publication Focused on MCE | The guys (and gals) at CE Pro have introduced Media Center Pro at new published that is focused on Media Center. This is the magazine for “people who build, sell, install, integrate and...

A Sitdown with Microsoft's Joe Belfiore (Part I)

A sitdown with Microsoft's Joe Belfiore (Part I) | Joe Belfiore chats with Stephen Speicher clarifying a few issues with CableCARD and HD DVD.

HD DVD's Managed Copy with Xbox 360 Extender

The Green Button member Neon asked a question about HD DVD's Managed Copy with Xbox 360 and I thought I would post a bit of the information here too, since many people have the question on their minds. The question was asked by Neon , “With Vista...

Hardware Upgrades For HD DVD/Blu-ray/CableCARD?

CableCARD on Windows Vista Will Require "Certified" Hardware (eHomeUpgrade) | Alexander Grundner did a post on the CableCARD story (which might not be exactly right ) and in the process asked the question “Now what about Blu-ray and HD-DVD premium...

HP Takes a Second Look at Blu-Ray vs. HD DVD

HP to Blu-ray: Take us seriously, or we'll join HD DVD | It seems that HP’s view on Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD, Managed Copies, and iHD has shifted a bit. In part, by some comments that I made online about the issue. Quote: “HP's perspective change began...

Incorrect Information about HD-DVD vs. BD

PC Industry Pushing Hard for a Hi-Def DVD Format Truce | Alexander Grundner wrote a piece about the PC Industry wanting a single HD format for DVD’s. While I agree with this, Alex didn’t get all of his facts correct. Alex says: “Friendly features, huh...

Thoughts and Answers on Managed Copies

I’ve been talking about the ability to legally “rip” HD-DVD’s to your hard drive for some time now, and of course today Microsoft finally made their announcement that they will pair with Intel to provide support for HD-DVD in Windows and with Intel's...

Microsoft and Intel Back HD DVD

Microsoft and Intel Back HD DVD as Next-Generation High-Definition DVD Format of Choice | Intel Corporation and Microsoft Corp. today announced that they will join major consumer electronics manufacturers, content providers and other companies as members...

CNET on PVP-OPM In Vista, and Cory Doctorow on PVP-OPM

Hollywood, Microsoft align on new Windows (CNET) | CNET has a piece of PVP-OPM (aka Protected Video Path) Also they have an FAQ on what it actually means to you. Cory Doctorow (EFF) adds his opinion, and thinks PVP-OPM limits what you can do with your...

Microsoft on DRM, Content Protection, and PVP-OPM

Last week I posted My Views on Microsoft, DRM, and Content Protection (PVP-OPM) . I wanted to get my personal opinion on the issue out before I had a chance to read exactly what Microsoft was thinking. I now have my reply from Microsoft about Digital...

My Views on Microsoft, DRM, and Content Protection (PVP-OPM)

Today, most digital content has some sort of copy/content protection on it. This really isn’t anything that is new, for example… DVDs have CSS HBO and other premium analog content are protected with CGMS-A VHS and DVDs have Macrovision Most Cable Providers...