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January 3, 2008 by

Secure ripping from "episodic DVDs" described in just-published Microsoft patent app

A major new Microsoft Patent application entitled DVD identification and managed copy authorization describes and illustrates a secure manner in which DVDs could be enabled for "ripping" of selected sections of media.In other words, and as Paragraph 44 of this app describes:For example, the use of Chapter Information enables specific television programming episodes from an episodic DVD to be identified and then copied using a managed copy process.

November 30, 2005 by

Watermarks: A better DRM than DRM itself?

If you're a digital content expert or you've encountered my series of blog posts on Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), then you should know by now that the "R" in DRM is officially for the word "rights" and not the "Restrictions" that I have been using as a permanent substitute.  But, in its current incarnations from various vendors, DRM technology has turned out to be more about stripping you of your rights than it is about managing them in a way that we'd consider management.

October 3, 2003 by

DivX is primed for a sequel

Tiny digital-media upstart DivX Networks may yet see a Hollywood ending for its controversial video format, long associated with online piracy.

April 30, 2003 by

Apple's tunes could threaten Microsoft

Apple's new music service could reinvigorate the drive for online digital media standards, complicating Microsoft's plans to make Windows Media the recording industry's format of choice.


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