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[News] [Riva] DRM Infection in Macs to Impact the MAFIAA Negatively

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EFF: Apple DisplayPort DRM Will Lead to More Piracy

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| When Apple released its new MacBook and MacBook Pro models, as well as 
| updated MacBook Air models, one feature of those latest laptops touted by 
| Apple was their Mini DisplayPort video connection. This new connector is part 
| of an open standard and is smaller than the DVI, mini-DVI, and micro-DVI 
| ports found on the previous generation of Apple laptops. But there's one 
| feature of the Mini DisplayPort on Apple laptops that isn't sitting well with 
| many users--High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).      



Apple's new MacBooks have built-in copy protection measures

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| Apple's new MacBook lines include a form of digital copy protection that will
| prevent protected media, such as DRM-infused iTunes movies, from playing back
| on devices that aren't compliant with the new priority protection measures.


MP3 Store Guide: ‘Don’t buy DRM’ (like iTunes)

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| Yesterday korporate download sites HMV, Woolworths, 7digital, Digitalstores,
| Tescodigital, Tunetribe, and Play.co launched a new ‘100% MP3 compatible’
| logo devised by the Entertainment Retailers Association.



A Linux User's Perspective on the ITunes Store (and DRM in General)

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| What if tomorrow you went to Best Buy or Walmart or Sam Goody and purchased a
| CD? What if, before you left the store, the salesman told you that although
| the CD was in all other respects a standard CD, that you could only play it
| if you owned a Pioneer or Sony stereo? Would that make any sense? Would it
| make you a bit hesitant about buying music from that store again?
| Well, if you purchase music or videos from the iTunes Store,
| [...]
| With content from the iTunes Store, however, users may find themselves a bit
| stuck if they ever want to make the switch to a more open computing platform,
| such as Linux. Because none of the DRM-restricted content from the iTunes
| Store will play on Linux. And it's all because that's how Apple wants it, to
| be honest, and not because of any technical limitation.


Apple's latest trick to enforce digital rights

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| [...]
| With this version of iTunes, users were finding that music
| subjected to the old download-burn-rip would no longer
| load onto their iPods.

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