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[News] Apple Abuse with DRM, DMCA Still a Nightmare

  • Subject: [News] Apple Abuse with DRM, DMCA Still a Nightmare
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 00:26:33 +0000
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A look at Apple's love for DRM and consumer lock-ins

,----[ Quote ]
| Apple makes great productsâyou'll get no 
| argument from us. But Apple also likes 
| keeping tight control over those products, 
| and if anyone outside of Apple's blessed 
| circle attempts to get in, the company is 
| more than willing to try to use (or abuse) 
| the law to its advantage.


Tough To Punish Those Who File Bogus DMCA Takedowns

,----[ Quote ]
| Eric Goldman highlights a case where an ISP 
| tried to use section (f) to go after a 
| bunch of folks who issued questionable DMCA 
| takedowns that were clearly designed to 
| harass a couple of websites (and, at one 
| point, were used to try to take down the 
| entire ISP). The details are a bit 
| convoluted, but basically, a group of 
| people critical of what was being said on a 
| website issued a series of DMCA takedowns 
| to keep the site down every time it came 
| back up following a counternotice. This 
| seems like a perfect case where the 
| takedown issuers should be hit with 
| sanctions of some sort, but the case was 
| dismissed on procedural grounds instead, 
| which seem to be based on a 
| misunderstanding of the DMCA itself. 



What is DRM doing in my garage?

,----[ Quote ]
| My new garage door opener comes with both DRM
| and a DMCA warning: don't even think about
| using a third-party remote. But didn't a
| federal court already say this sort of
| behavior was illegal years ago?


Apple & Audiobook Firms Insist On DRM

,----[ Quote ]
| Yes, Apple. The company that at one point
| claimed DRM was bad and should be ditched,
| and convinced the record labels to ditch DRM.
| Yet, as we've noted in the past, outside of
| music, Apple is still a huge DRM supporter.

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