DRM

Hacker-Farmers Break Connected Tractors' DRM, and Deere's Business Model | Lux Spotlight

Smart, connected tractors from manufacturers like John Deere were intended to help bring about precision agriculture (see the report “Big Data in …

Agriculture

Internet Archive: "DRM for the Web is a Bad Idea"

Brewster Kahle, who invented the first two search engines and went on to found and run the Internet Archive has published an open letter describing …

Net Neutrality

It's "National Get a VPN Day" in Australia

For so many years, citizens have believed that what they do online is largely a private matter. Some continue to labor under the misconception that …

Surveillance

Human rights coalition from the global south to W3C: don't put DRM in web standards!

The Just Net Coalition -- whose membership roll includes leading human rights organisations from across the global south -- have written urgently to …

Net Neutrality

Portugal Pushes Law To Partially Ban DRM, Allow Circumvention

You might think that copyright on its own has enough problems. And yet DRM, originally designed to protect digital copyright material from …

Intellectual Property

Britons! Ask the W3C to protect disabled access, security research, archiving and innovation from DRM

With two days to go until the close of the World Wide Web Consortium members' poll on finalising DRM and publishing it as an official web standard, …

Net Neutrality

Portuguese proposal to legalize breaking DRM passes Parliament

The amazing advocacy of the DRM-PT movement has resulted in the country's Parliament passing a bill that legalizes breaking DRM to accomplish lawful …

Net Neutrality

Portugal Passes Bill to Restrict Use of DRM, Grant Circumvention Right

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is viewed by copyright holders as an essential mechanisim to prevent the public from copying and distributing …

copyright

How Netflix is driving permanent, terrible, standards-defined insecurity for billions of browser users

The New Scientist has published a good piece on Encrypted Media Extensions (previously), the World Wide Web Consortium's proposed standard for adding …

Net Neutrality

Farmers in Canada are also reduced to secretly fixing their tractors, thanks to DRM

In 2011, the Canadian Conservative government rammed through Bill C-11, Canada's answer to the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, in which the …

Net Neutrality

Digital Rights Group Plans to Publicize Lawmakers who Oppose Internet Privacy Rules

A digital rights advocacy group that has launched unconventional public relations campaigns to defeat controversial internet legislation in the past …

Net Neutrality

You Bought That Gadget, and Dammit, You Should Be Able to Fix It

Michael Oberdick owns two small gadget repair shops in northwestern Ohio. He and his technicians spend their days at iOutlet replacing busted …

Repairs

Netflix debuts on Firefox for Linux, but not everyone's happy about it

Firefox on Linux is now playing Netflix, but not everyone is happy about it.<p>The streaming video service recently announced that anyone running the …

Net Neutrality

Netflix launches support for Firefox on Linux

Linux users have a new option if they want to watch Netflix -- the streaming service is now compatible with Firefox for the platform. Before this, only Google Chrome could play videos from the website outright. There was even a time when users had to make sure they're using a version of Chrome with …

Linux

DRM For HTML5: Web Standards Organization Set To Review Content, Videos

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the organization that oversees most Web-based standards and specifications, has moved one step closer to voting …

Net Neutrality

How fake data could lead to failed crops and other woes

<b>There's a new cyber threat on the horizon. And it's fiendishly subtle and potentially very dangerous.</b><p>Fake data - altering databases and documents without anyone noticing.<p>Say you changed centrally held figures for a key metric such as soil fertility that many arable farmers use to organise their …

Security

DRM in HTML5 takes its next step toward standardization

Web group also pushs measures to protect security researchers who find DRM flaws.<p>Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a mechanism by which HTML5 video …

Net Neutrality

Rowbottom Back For Full Clio Campaign With DRM Team

Daniel Rowbottom will compete in the Renault UK Clio Cup this season with his own DRM team and a new sponsor Cataclean.<p><b>Daniel Rowbottom</b> will mount a …

United Kingdom

8 Reasons Why This Author is Opting OUT of Digital Rights Management

For a self-published author, Digital Rights Management sounds so sensible, doesn’t it? Many e-publishing platforms allow authors to opt in for DRM, …

Publishing

2Dark to Have DRM Despite Crowdfunding Campaign Promise

2Dark to Have DRM Despite Crowdfunding Campaign Promise<p>/ March 10, 2017 at 8:56 AM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>Back in 2014 Gloomywood put their new game</i> …

Xbox One

Legal Frameworks and Technological Protection of Digital Content: Moving Forward Towards a Best Practice Model

58 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2006<p>Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society<p>Date Written: June 2006<p>Abstract<p>The increased ability to …

Privacy

The Dark Era of Publishing

<b>It won’t last long, the established companies won’t be happy but most of the people will.</b><p>I, the content provider (= the entertainment company, like a …

Net Neutrality

Listen to Free Radio Stations & Music Online

It’s March 6th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1976, <b>Fleetwood Mac</b> released the <b>Stevie</b> <b>Nicks</b>-penned single …

Steven Tyler

DRM in HTML5 is a victory for the open Web, not a defeat

W3C's decision to publish a DRM framework will keep the Web relevant and useful.<p>The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the industry body that oversees …

Net Neutrality

Reality: Where Does It Go From Here? - Creators

Now an annual meeting of the greatest minds in VR and AR, the second edition of NEW INC and Kill Screen's <i>Versions</i>conference revolved around how these nascent technologies are affecting our current reality and how they will affect future cultural landscapes. Held at the New Museum and guided by the …

Cory Doctorow

What's up at the W3C: further reading for Reply All listeners

The latest episode of the technology podcast Reply All features an excellent summary of some of the issues with the World Wide Web Consortium's …

Net Neutrality

Reply All covers DRM and the W3C

In the latest episode of Reply All, a fantastic tech podcast, the hosts and producers discuss the situation with DRM, the future of the web, and the …

Net Neutrality

Tim Berners-Lee Endorses DRM In HTML5, Offers Depressingly Weak Defense Of His Decision

For the last four years, the Web has had to live with a festering wound: the threat of DRM being added to the HTML 5 standard in the form of …

HTML5

Collapsing "connected toy" company did nothing while hackers stole millions of voice recordings of kids and parents

Spiral Toys -- a division of Mready, a Romanian electronics company that lost more than 99% of its market-cap in 2015 -- makes a line of toys called …

Data Breach

Seclore – DRM 2.0 revisited - Quocirca Insights

In October 2016 Quocirca reported on a new breed of digital rights management (DRM) tools which have emerged in recent years. These tools have …

Business Technology