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HP computers get Omnifone preloaded

HP computers get Omnifone preloaded

By 25 January 2010

HP has announced that it'll be launching its own streaming music service that'll be pre-loaded on sixteen models of its desktop and laptop computer range. The tunes will be supplied by UK-based Omnifone, which also runs a mobile music service called... >>

Blu-ray finally gets Managed Copy functionality

Blu-ray finally gets Managed Copy functionality

By 10 November 2009

The Blu-ray Disc Association has finally got round to making good on its promise of allowing consumers to make a personal backup copy of content that they've bought. After demonstrating the technology at CES 2008, it's taken until now for the functionality... >>

Study: DRM creates Pirates

Study: DRM creates Pirates

By 28 May 2009

Although the tendancy for big corporations to include DRM in all their products appears to be on the wane, there's still plenty of publishers who include it by default in their music, film and e-books That may be fuelling a new generation of content pirates,... >>

GTA IV PC to come with DRM software

GTA IV PC to come with DRM software

By 1 December 2008

Rockstar has said that Grand Theft Auto IV for PC will come with DRM software, but that there won't be a limit on installations. The rather unpopular anti-piracy software often limits the number of times a game can be installed on new machines, but Rockstar... >>

Amazon  to offer DRM-free downloads from Sony BMG

Amazon to offer DRM-free downloads from Sony BMG

By 11 January 2008

Amazon has won a major coup after winning the right to sell DRM-free music from Sony BMG's catalogue. Amazon MP3 will now be the only retailer to offer customers DRM-free MP3 downloads from the four top music labels, as well as more 33,000 independent... >>

7digital says music download biz booming

7digital says music download biz booming

By 10 January 2008

Kylie, Arctic Monkeys and The White Strips all had top selling albums last year according to 2007 sales figures from online download company 7digital. Five Radiohead albums also featured in the Top 20 following the release of their back catalogue for... >>

CD copying could become legal

CD copying could become legal

By 9 January 2008

The government has proposed a new law that would mean copying compact discs on to computers or iPods would become legal. Although the majority of consumers already copy CDs on to their computer, they are actually still breaking the law. However all that... >>

Sony BMG goes DRM free

Sony BMG goes DRM free

By 7 January 2008

SONY BMG music entertainment has confirmed that it will offer tracks DRM free with the announcement that it is launching a new service called "Platinum MusicPass" launching on 15 January. The new service will offer a series of digital album cards that... >>

2007: A year in review, April

2007: A year in review, April

By 27 December 2007

The month started with a massive announcement for the music download industry. Apple and EMI announced DRM-free iTunes Plus offering copyright protection free music through Apple's iTunes music store. It meant for the first time, customers could buy tracks... >>

Apple embeds security info in DRM-free music shocker!

Apple embeds security info in DRM-free music shocker!

By 31 May 2007

The shock-horror story to come out of yesterday's launch of iTunes Plus with the higher quality audio and DRM-free tracks is that information, including the user's name and account email, is embedded into each music file purchased. Although this does... >>


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