Manufacturers racing to create HDTVs that can connect to the Web may have rushed over an important step in trying to rush them to market: keeping them safe from hackers.According to the New York Times, security firm Mocana was able to hack an Internet-connected set "with unsettling ease.
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If you're one of those people who gets enraged when you hear about how movie studios are considering letting you watch a recent movie in your home for $50 a pop, you may not want to read the rest of this. If you're a multimillionaire who can't bother going to a movie theater, however, this post could be for you.
As you're probably aware, digital rights management (DRM) hasn't exactly worked as smoothly as content creators and copyright holders would like. Probably the most successful DRM solution to date -- Apple's FairPlay -- was eliminated in 2009 for digital music sold through iTunes, and remaining systems have competed with one another without gaining widespread traction.