Post Thumbnail

When a master key for HDCP encryption surfaced last year, Intel hardly broke a sweat. It declared that nobody could use the key to unlock Blu-rays or other protected sources unless they got into the semiconductor business and \"made a computer chip\" of their own. Oh Mann, didn't they realize? That

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It's been just a few days since we broke news of the HDCP master key crack -- a rogue unlocking of the code that keeps HD content under strict control. Now Intel has independently confirmed to both Fox News and CNET that the code is indeed the genuine article. According to company spokesman Tom Wal

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Well, it looks like anyone hoping that books on Apple's iBookstore would be as DRM-free as music is on iTunes may be in for a bit of disappointment, as the Los Angeles Times is now reporting that Apple will be making its own FairPlay digital rights management available to any book publishers that w

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If you're into DRM-free music, you have a reason to get pretty excited today. As speculated, Amazon has launched the public beta of its new digital music portal called Amazon MP3, which will feature two million songs from 180,000 artists and 20,000 labels, all without the painful and annoying restr

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Nokia appears to be making some interesting moves as of late. Following rumors that the company will hazard a foray into the world of digital music sales, the Finnish mobile manufacturer has signed a deal with Microsoft to utilize its PlayReady DRM scheme. The technology, which is file-format-indepe

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Nokia appears to be making some interesting moves as of late. Following rumors that the company will hazard a foray into the world of digital music sales, the Finnish mobile manufacturer has signed a deal with Microsoft to utilize its PlayReady DRM scheme. The technology, which is file-format-indepe

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

While it's unclear what role, if any, Steve Jobs' recent manifesto on the subject may have played in the decision, The Wall Street Journal has apparently gotten word that number-three music company EMI is currently in talks with a number of online retailers about the possibility of selling its music

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Just in case you had any concerns that cellphone content wasn't secure enough, Microsoft has announced what the company is calling "significant investments" in DRM technologies for mobile devices.  Details are a bit scarce, with no exact financial details, but Microsoft's Kevin Johnso

8 years ago 0 Comments