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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 may have...

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. More...

Line Noise at CES

EFF's audio segment, Line Noise, returns with a visit to the Consumer Electronics Show. Activist Derek Slater takes a look at the latest gadgets, with an eye to how the market has been affected by the shifting sands of copyright law. As ever, you can hear this episode directly...

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