Posted at 6:20pm on Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 by Andy
Led Zeppelin clips may be hard to wipe off YouTube
- Of course they will be. Fingerprinting is not going to work on cell phone or handycam shot footage, and
- Surely ludicrous fan activity all over the net with poor quality sound and pictures only increases the hunger for the real deal?
As doug so succinctly puts it: “they are foolish, avaricious, clueless idiots and they deserve everything they get”
Posted at 11:27am on Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 by Andy
I have been saying this to anyone who’ll listen to my drunken ranting at web networking events for 2 years now. I have believed it so much that every time I hear about another success of Sky By Broadband, 4od, BBC iPlayer or any other DRM crippled attempt to secure a dead position I snort derisively and start muttering under my breath.
TV networks are dead. The business models they maintain are dead. And the technology they are peddling now is to TV exactly what the Sony rootkit was to CDs. Dead. And likely to cause embarrassment.
Luckily Fake Steve Jobs is much more eloquent than I, and has the time to write something he’s actually thought through.
Posted at 9:36am on Monday, June 4th, 2007 by Andy
Posted at 1:22pm on Friday, June 1st, 2007 by Andy
The latest round of HD-DVDs have been cracked, only a week after the update. That, in itself, is not surprising. What is surprising is the way it came out. Fascinating.
Posted at 5:59pm on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 by Andy
The horrifying possibility that Vista’s file deletion and copying problems may be in fact a ‘feature’ of the DRM is gaining some traction. Originally a conspiracy theory, more and more people are testing the case. Perhaps someone should make use of the Vista Bootkit to prove it once and for all?
Posted at 9:40am on Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 by Andy
Very interesting post over at TechCrunch about Amie Street Music. They offer DRM-free music downloads whose price varies according to popularity. All tracks start off free, and the price rises as the track is downloaded more often (to a maximum of $0.98). Fascinating idea. As Monsieur Arrington says Market driven prices and no DRM = Music Nirvana. Shame that the first release from more mainstream labels/artist is the Barenaked Ladies, but you can’t have everything I guess.
Posted at 3:35pm on Thursday, February 15th, 2007 by Andy
If it’s not Steve Jobs and it’s not the record company execs who exactly is it that’s keeping DRM alive?
Posted at 5:39pm on Sunday, February 11th, 2007 by Andy
EMI reportedly contemplating DRM-free music
There’s no question that EMI are seriously struggling at the moment (see previous posts). They have to sort themselves out, and this might be the first step of the way (although actually having artists people want to listen to would be another fine move)…
Posted at 8:48pm on Monday, January 29th, 2007 by Andy
Doug puts it much more eloquently than me, so instead I will just point you at this article at the Toronto Star.
You can’t always get what you want
Posted at 1:36pm on Sunday, January 21st, 2007 by Andy