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Mac Apps already cracked and pirated, malware likely to follow

It seems that it only took hackers a few hours to figure out how to circumvent the protection mechanisms used by Apple to protect applications from piracy. It seems that the Mac App Store could be very transformation, just not in the way Apple had expected.

January 6, 2011

Is EMI the chink in the RIAA armor?

Does anyone really believe the RIAA when they tell us that 'the sky is falling' from rampant piracy?Just last year, the recording industry, was trying to strong-arm Apple into raising its base price for it's entire DRM-protected music library.

June 4, 2007 by

iTunes supposedly DRM-free music not so DRM-free?

If you follow the digital music business at all, then you know by now that earlier this year, Apple CEO Steve Jobs issued a clarion call (ok, an open letter) to the entertainment confab to free digital content of any digital rights management (DRM) technology: the technology that, in the course of trying to prevent piracy of content, also prevents honest people like you and me from moving iTunes-bought music from an Apple iPod to a non-Apple MP3 player (that's just one example).

June 1, 2007 by

EMI/Amazon execs unplugged: Will Amazon's DRM-free downloads dent Apple?

Right about now, the question is whether or not Steve Jobs wishes he never penned the open letter that he did in February 2007. The one where he eschewed Digital Rights Management technology (the same anti-piracy technology that preserves the dominance of Apple' iPods and well as of iTunes' downloadable audio sales), admonishing the recording industry to give up on the idea of technologically protecting their content.

May 16, 2007 by

Australia falls behind in software piracy fight

Australia has experienced a small increase in the use of pirated software in 2004, keeping the overall piracy rate well above comparable nations, according to a survey published by the Business Software Association of Australia (BSAA).The BSAA -- affiliated with global body the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and backed by software companies such as Microsoft, Symantec and Apple -- said 32 percent of software used in Australia in 2004 was pirated, up from 31 percent the previous year.

May 17, 2005 by

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