Over the months that this blog has been running we've had some really good discussions relating to copyright laws and piracy. Hardware such as portable media players and disc burners are closely linked to copyright and piracy because these devices allow people to do things with content that the copyright holders might not be too happy with. But is violating the terms of copyright theft, whether it be on a small or large scale, right or wrong? Is it theft? When does it become theft? Where do you draw the line?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
AMD's updated processor price list shows that the company has had to make some very significant price cuts in order to maintain competitiveness against Intel. Some of AMDs higher-end CPUs have had their prices cut by almost a half.
DRM Watch has an interesting article which examines EMI's DRM-free music deal with Apple and now Microsoft.
Every time I mention how WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) protocol used to secure wireless networks needs to die, I always get at least one comment from someone who, for one reason or another, obviously still uses WEP and wants some false hope that it's better than nothing. Well, it isn't. Want proof? Here it is.
Dwight Silverman really wants an 8-core Mac Pro desktop - and he has a plan to get one!
According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Microsoft is being sued over deceptive marketing practices that allowed PC makers promote computers as "Windows Vista Capable" even if they couldn't run the new operating system's "signature" features.
A number of new details relating to Microsoft's Xbox 360 Elite have been clarified on the AVS Forum by Amir Majidimehr, corporate vice president, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft. There are a number of issues that potential buyers need to be aware of before buying.
Today the European Union (EU) announced that an investigation of Apple is underway for antitrust violations related to the pricing of music sold through the iTunes store.
When the world changes, even a little bit, it takes a little time to get used to it. Yesterday's announcement by EMI that it was to offer DRM-free music through iTunes was one of those changes that took a little time to get used to. But who's going to benefit from this new era of DRM-free music? My guess is that Apple and EMI will benefit far more from this than the consumer will.
So, EMI has chosen to free it's entire catalog of DRM. Is the beginning of the end for DRM? I think it is.