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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...

Roll Call Op-Ed: E-Voting Transparency Needed Now

The Election Assistance Commission is charged with ensuring that our voting systems are reliable and secure. Each machine is "supposed" to be subjected to rigorous tests before being certified, and the EAC was recently empowered to oversee that process. At least that's the theory. As Aaron Burstein and Joseph Lorenzo...

PERFORM Act = DRM Mandate

Hey, RIAA, satellite radio and webcasters already pay you licensing fees. Leave their engineers alone. Much of the coverage of the PERFORM Act , S. 256, recently reintroduced by Senator Feinstein (D - Calif.), seems to treat the issue as a tussle between XM and the RIAA over royalties...

Take Action: Defend Your Right to Record Off the Radio!

The new Congress has barely begun, but the major record labels are already up to their old tricks. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has re-introduced the PERFORM Act, a backdoor assault on your right to record off the radio. Satellite and digital radio stations as well as Internet webcasters would have to...

Another Step Towards Cable Set-Top Competition

Way back in 1996, Congress directed the FCC to foster useful, competitive alternatives to cable providers' proprietary set-top boxes. As we saw at CES, several alternatives that rely on CableCARD technology are finally coming to market, and now the FCC has taken another step towards putting them on...

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