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Windows Vista Proofed against Video Piracy

Categories: BigMedia v NewTechBroadcast FlagDigital TVDRM Restricting UseHD-DVD/Blu-rayHDMI/HDCP/ICTPrivacy

Windows Vista (formerly Longhorn) will contain anti-video-piracy technologies. Vista will only output HD signals via protected connections such as HDMI and Firewire.

Source: silicon.com

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Coming to Campus: E-books with Expiration Dates

Categories: DRM Restricting Use

New digital textbooks impose strict guidelines on how the books can be used, including locking the downloaded books to a single computer and setting a five-month expiration date, after which the book can’t be read.
Source: CNet News

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iTunes Locks out DRM-Free Purchases – Breaks PyMusique

Categories: DRM Arms RaceDRM as Market LockDRM CircumventionDRM Restricting Use

Apple closes a "security hole" in the iTunes music store that allows users to purchase songs without DRM attached.

Dale's Note: Several days after this announcement the next version of PyMusique was released, defeating iTunes again. PyMusique has since been superceded by SharpMusique.

Sources: PC World | Engadget | The Register | Wikipedia's "PyMusique" Entry

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