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DJ Drama: The Blog Coverage

The basic story has been widely covered: working with the RIAA, the Georgia police recently raided the studios of Aphilliates Music Group and arrested DJ Drama and DJ Cannon over the hip hop "mixtape" CDs that the studio is famous for. These are the same mixtapes that the...

Why One Angry Customer Broke AACS

Slyck News has posted an interview with muslix64, the coder responsible for the BackUpHDDVD tool that helps movie fans get around the next-gen DVDs' DRM restrictions. Muslix64 makes plain that he's no "pirate" -- he's just an "angry customer" who wanted to play his lawfully-acquired movie on his own...

EFF Warns ABC to Back Off Blogger

Bogus Copyright Infringement Claims Violate Law San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) warned ABC, Inc. Thursday not to pursue its bogus copyright infringement claims against 'Spocko' -- a blogger who sparked nationwide debate over a San Francisco radio station -- and asked the media giant to retract its...

HDCP, Screwing Fans in More Ways Than Ever

Ars Technica (via Tim Lee) explains some of the many ways that HDCP restrictions will break compatibility with your digital video devices. HDCP restricts connections to video displays through DVI (including HDMI) digital outputs, so that content can only be outputted to hobbled, DRM-restricted systems. You may have...

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