These are the things I've written that are tagged "drm"

Google strong-arms indie musicians into accepting brutal, crowdfunding-killing deal for streaming service

28 January 2015

A strong but honest headline about Googe’s new bullshit: Participation in the new service requires that your entire catalog be available for streaming, at high resolution. Participation requires that you not release your music elsewhere earlier, e.g., no early releases for fans or backers. You no longer get a choice of whether to do nothing, […]

Defend the Open Web: Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards

27 March 2013

The EFF is on the right side of this one, if there was any doubt: All too often, technology companies have raced against each other to build restrictive tangleware that suits Hollywood’s whims, selling out their users in the process. But open Web standards are an antidote to that dynamic, and it would be a […]

Turning down Netflix

25 April 2010

Netflix refuses copyright holder’s request to stream her film without DRM. Nina Paley (the filmmaker) owns the film outright. There are no rights issues whatsoever. I believe the issue here is related to this culture we have where we assume everyone is a criminal. It’s actually more work for Netflix to let people watch a […]

iPad (Supposedly) Jailbroken

04 April 2010

Less than 24 hours after the product launch. The jailbreak isn’t in the wild, yet, but here’s something I’ve been wondering: How much do you think Apple spends patching Jailbreakable security holes? Obviously, most problems that they fix are general security fixes. The Jailbreaks go in through the same vectors as malicious code might, and […]

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