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DRM for text? That's next

Yesterday, while opening an email that I received in Outlook,  the following message appeared.  It may have appeared when the message was opened, or when I attempted to open the PDF file that was attached.

August 4, 2006 by David Berlind


Warner's wolf in DVD clothing?

Under the guise of revitalizing physical media-based music sales (given the beating that CD sales are taking due to the Internet), the Wall St. Journal is reporting that Warner Music Group is looking to sell its artists' music on DVDs instead of CDs.

August 4, 2006 by David Berlind


Google Base now supports Word and PowerPoint

Garrett Rogers who covers all things Google for us here on the ZDNet blogging network has the skinny (and some screen shots) on some new file formats supported by Google's Google Base service: Google has updated the uploader tool on Google Base, allowing users to associate more types of files with their items.  Until today, uploading was restricted to images — but now users have the option to upload PDF's, Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and more.

August 4, 2006 by David Berlind


Selling used bits: German database ruling sets ugly music precedent

In scanning my RSS feed this morning (by the way, I now use the Web version of Newsgator to the exclusion of any thick-client solutions), I came across this little interesting tidbit from InfoWorld: A higher German court has ruled to uphold a decision by a lower court to ban the sale of used software licenses, in a case involving a subsidiary of Oracle....

August 4, 2006 by David Berlind


Setting an ISP speed trap in the name of Net Neutrality

Cory Doctorow:Dan Kaminsky, DNS hacker and rootkit infection sleuth, has devised a test for checking to see if your Internet connection is "neutral" -- that is, whether your connection is being filtered, throttled, slowed down, or monkeyed with secretly by your ISP.Sounds a bit like how Network Physics' solutions work.

August 3, 2006 by David Berlind

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