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PC game crackers admit Denuvo could end piracy in the future
PC game crackers admit Denuvo could end piracy in the future
Infamous Chinese game cracking group 3DM has warned that pirating PC games may be impossible in the near future. "Bird Sister" of 3DM said ...... 09 Jan 2016 - 6 comments
Firefox 38 adds HTML5 video tag support and DRM tech for protected content
Firefox 38 adds HTML5 video tag support and DRM tech for protected content
Mozilla has launched Firefox 38 this week for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Android, featuring a few notable updates in addition to the normal ...... 13 May 2015
Owners of 'SimCity' can now claim their free EA game following debacle
Owners of 'SimCity' can now claim their free EA game following debacle
Earlier this month, EA released its newly updated 'SimCity' title to critical acclaim. However, the consumer feedback at launch was less ...... 18 Mar 2013 - 4 comments
MPAA hires anti-piracy vet as COO
MPAA hires anti-piracy vet as COO
MPAA CEO Chris Dodd has announced today the hiring on Diane Strahan as COO of the Hollywood trade group. Strahan comes from Neustar, a provider ...... 06 Jan 2013 - 12 comments
New Louis C.K. HBO special to be sold DRM-free for $5
New Louis C.K. HBO special to be sold DRM-free for $5
Hilarious comedian Louis C.K. has announced today that he will sell his upcoming HBO special for $5 and free of DRM. As part of the deal ...... 13 Nov 2012
Ubisoft removes 'always-on' DRM for new Far Cry 3 game
Ubisoft removes 'always-on' DRM for new Far Cry 3 game
Ubisoft has announced the minimum requirements for its latest shooter, Far Cry 3, which thankfully removes Ubisoft's universally panned 'always-on' DRM. ...... 29 Sep 2012 - 5 comments
Ubisoft cleans up virus from their DRM system
Ubisoft cleans up virus from their DRM system
Ubisoft has patched their Uplay DRM system today, hours after it was discovered to be full of malware. The DRM, which forces gamers to always ...... 30 Jul 2012 - 4 comments
Warner wants to convert your existing disc collection to UltraViolet
Warner wants to convert your existing disc collection to UltraViolet
Since its launch, the UltraViolet movie cloud locker service has seen its share of ups-and-downs, but it appears to now be receiving a large ...... 10 Mar 2012 - 31 comments
CD Project Red: No more DRM, ever
CD Project Red: No more DRM, ever
Speaking at the GDC event, CD Project Red CEO Marcin Iwinski has noted that the developer will never use DRM ever again. The developer is ...... 10 Mar 2012 - 2 comments
Watch out, on Tuesday you won't be able to play some of your retail Ubisoft games
Watch out, on Tuesday you won't be able to play some of your retail Ubisoft games
Starting on Tuesday, gaming developer Ubisoft will begin to move its data from one third-party server farm to a new farm, thus killing the ability ...... 04 Feb 2012 - 7 comments
Paramount first to offer UltraViolet films directly
Paramount first to offer UltraViolet films directly
Paramount Pictures has become the first studio to offer UltraViolet films directly, not just including them in Blu-ray purchases. Additionally, ...... 25 Jan 2012 - 9 comments
CD Projekt RED drops their harsh anti-piracy stance
CD Projekt RED drops their harsh anti-piracy stance
CD Projekt RED, the developers behind the popular "Witcher" series, have ended their controversial methods of using law firms and torrent-watching ...... 13 Jan 2012 - 7 comments
CES: Rovi announces an UltraViolet content access solution
CES: Rovi announces an UltraViolet content access solution
Rovi, the software company who bought Sonic Solutions a few months ago, is introducing a new framework for offering consumers digital copies ...... 09 Jan 2012 - 1 comment
XBMC developer talks about switching from Boxee
XBMC developer talks about switching from Boxee
If you are a Boxee user trying to decide what to do now that they have decided to cease development of their PC software, now might be the time ...... 31 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba team up for new DRM
Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba team up for new DRM
Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba have joined together to create a new content DRM for flash memory cards, including SD cards. ...... 21 Dec 2011 - 9 comments
Louis CK's DRM-free experiment is a great success
Louis CK's DRM-free experiment is a great success
Earlier this week, the popular comedian Louis CK decided to release his latest film, DRM-free, and for just $5. "Live at the Beacon Theater," ...... 14 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
RIAA spokeswoman attempts to rewrite history claiming file sharing lawsuits succeeded
RIAA spokeswoman attempts to rewrite history claiming file sharing lawsuits succeeded
Some days you have to wonder if anyone at the RIAA actually reads their official statements before unleashing them on the public. At the very ...... 08 Dec 2011 - 6 comments
CD Projekt RED: DRM is fail and only used to explain poor sales
CD Projekt RED: DRM is fail and only used to explain poor sales
CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski has said this week that DRM does not work, and should be stopped. The studio is behind the hits ...... 03 Dec 2011 - 4 comments
Researchers say DRM drives away legitimate customers
Researchers say DRM drives away legitimate customers
According to research set to be published in the November-December issue of Marketing Science, DRM drives some consumers to piracy but doesn't ...... 10 Oct 2011 - 7 comments
Ubisoft removes always-on DRM from 'From Dust'
Ubisoft removes always-on DRM from 'From Dust'
Ubisoft's highly anticipated "From Dust" has been met with massive criticism since launch. The game, like all new Ubisoft titles, comes with ...... 25 Aug 2011 - 4 comments
Ubisoft sees decline in piracy thanks to draconian DRM
Ubisoft sees decline in piracy thanks to draconian DRM
Ubisoft has been in the headlines the last year due to its use of DRM that requires an "always-on" Internet connection. If you ever have ...... 29 Jul 2011 - 15 comments
'Ultraviolet' digital rights locker coming this fall?
'Ultraviolet' digital rights locker coming this fall?
Last July, Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), a syndicate of technology, cable and entertainment companies introduced their long ...... 14 Jul 2011 - 12 comments
Official The Witcher 2 update strips all DRM
Official The Witcher 2 update strips all DRM
Developer CD Projekt has announced today that the official 1.1 update for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will strip all DRM that came with ...... 27 May 2011 - 10 comments
DRM in games leads to piracy, says Good Old Games
DRM in games leads to piracy, says Good Old Games
Good Old Games, the retro games site has made some interesting comments regarding DRM (digital rights management) this week, claiming that instead ...... 14 Apr 2011 - 14 comments
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 gets 'always-connected' DRM
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 gets 'always-connected' DRM
1UP has confirmed today that 'Bionic Commando Rearmed 2,' purchasable through the PlayStation Store, will come with the dreaded 'always-connected' ...... 04 Feb 2011 - 11 comments
Ubisoft removes 'always-connected' DRM from games
Ubisoft removes 'always-connected' DRM from games
In early 2010, Ubisoft began releasing PC games with the controversial "always-connected" DRM, which meant gamers could not play their single-player ...... 02 Jan 2011 - 14 comments
Google buys video DRM company
Google buys video DRM company
Google has purchased the video DRM company Widevine this week, saying GoogleTV and Android will benefit from the tech that allows video to be ...... 07 Dec 2010 - 6 comments
New Cinavia DRM takes aim at pirates
New Cinavia DRM takes aim at pirates
FileShareFreak has a very interesting report out today about Cinavia DRM, which is a new audio watermarking technology that takes aim at pirates, ...... 03 Mar 2010 - 214 comments
     

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