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Where Are My Torrents?

Matt Might wonders why he can't find a torrent for a BBC show.

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Surprise!

Here's a surprise. Netflix is offering further proof—if you needed it—that piracy is mostly a phenomenon of the content industry's own making. Netflix reports that when they enter a new territory, BitTorrent traffic is drastically reduced. This suggests, as we've … Continue reading

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DRM-Free Day

Today is DRM-free day. To celebrate O'Reilly is offering 50% off on their entire ebook inventory1. I used the occasion to pick up a copy of Writing GNU Emacs Extensions. If you have any O'Reilly books on your “to purchase” … Continue reading

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Amazon and DRM

Over at Attendly.com John Birmingham has a provocative article entitled When It Comes To DRM, Amazon Is A Bottom Feeding Hell Beast. That is, to put it mildly, a bit hyperbolic but Birmingham has a serious point. A point that … Continue reading

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John Gruber On The Latest DVD Silliness

ars technica is reporting that DVDs and Blu-rays will now carry two unskippable government warnings. These warnings—the usual nonsense about going to hell and jail if you copy the DVD/Blue-ray—will be shown back-to-back for 10 seconds each and will be … Continue reading

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And So It Begins

Tor/Forge, part of the Macmillan empire announced that they will start shipping their ebooks without DRM starting in July. This is the beginning of the DRM death spiral predicted by Charlie Stross (although he has tempered that prediction a bit … Continue reading

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More On The Death Of DRM

John Gruber over at Daring Fireball has his own take on the Charlie Stross post that I wrote about yesterday. Like me, Gruber thinks it's a great post and that Stross is right in his beliefs of what it means … Continue reading

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The End Of DRM?

Although the title of this post puts me in jeopardy of having Betteridge's Law applied, two recent posts by prominent writers lead me to believe that the end of DRM is near. A couple of weeks ago, Publishers Weekly posted … Continue reading

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