30 Results for

copy-protection software


A DVD copy protection is overcome by hackers

A loose-knit coalition of hackers around the world defeats the antipiracy software protecting several high-resolution movies.

January 16, 2007


Microsoft CD copy protection advances

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.

By April 23, 2003


Senator calls for copy-protection tags

Senate bill seeks to warn consumers about software, music and movies that employ copy-protection schemes.

By March 26, 2003


Microsoft nixes TV copy protection

The software maker pulls back from a controversial plan that would have encrypted TV shows recorded on forthcoming digital media PCs.

October 9, 2002


iPhone jailbreaking and movie mash-ups now legal in the US

US copyright law has been tweaked to allow the breaking of copy protection for fair use, paving the way for mash-ups and jailbreaks

By July 27, 2010


Upstart hopes copy-protection plan sells

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.

By June 26, 2002


Upgrading to a DRM-free iTunes library will cost you

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.

By January 6, 2009


10 million DRM-free iTunes soon available

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.

January 6, 2009


CNET News Daily Podcast: Behind Apple's holdout on DRM

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.

By November 20, 2008


Microsoft drops Vista kill-switch but not before killing legit copies

Maybe Microsoft should focus on making Vista better instead of obsessing about copy-protection.

By December 4, 2007