A loose-knit coalition of hackers around the world defeats the antipiracy software protecting several high-resolution movies.
The software giant digs its roots a little deeper into the music business as Macrovision agrees to license its Windows digital rights management technology for CDs.
Senate bill seeks to warn consumers about software, music and movies that employ copy-protection schemes.
The software maker pulls back from a controversial plan that would have encrypted TV shows recorded on forthcoming digital media PCs.
US copyright law has been tweaked to allow the breaking of copy protection for fair use, paving the way for mash-ups and jailbreaks
Hoping to make buyers out of samplers, Smarte Solutions is working with software publishers to incorporate its technology that allows people to use limited features of programs.
Apple will not only offer new tracks stripped of copy-protection software, it will let you remove DRM from your existing iTunes collection--for 30 cents per song.
At Macworld 2009 in San Francisco, Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, announces a new music price plan and an expanded selection of digital rights management-free songs in its iTunes Store. Users will be able to strip their existing DRM-wrapped music of the controversial copy protection software, but doing so will cost 30 cents per song.
More than 18 months have passed since Apple signed its only deal to acquire music free of copy-protection software with a major recording company. But that logjam may be about to break.
Maybe Microsoft should focus on making Vista better instead of obsessing about copy-protection.