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4th Generation AACS and BD+ Cracked

29. October 2007


SlySoft has just released the latest AnyDVD version which beats the latest 4th generation HD-DVD and Blu-ray copy protection MKBv4, which was lauded as being unbreakable. From Slysoft’s press release: All that AACS-LA has to offer now is BD+, but even that is on the verge of being circumvented and a release is expected by […]

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AnyDVD: Ripping Blu-ray and HD-DVD with Artificial Intelligence

17. October 2007


Update: Slysoft is currently offering AnyDVD HD at a 20% discount through April 20. Now is a great time to get a copy. Slysoft has updated AnyDVD HD, with apparently some type of “artifical intelligence.” From the press release that has been sitting in my inbox for a couple of days: With today’s release of […]

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Spiralfrog Launches | Download Music for Free

18. September 2007


Spiralfrog, the ad-based music download service, has finally opened its doors for business. The music industry has been trying different ways to increase revenues, especially online. Spiralfrog boasts over 800,000 tracks and 3,500 music videos available at launch. Although 800,000 sounds impressive, it has a long way to go to catch up to iTunes and […]

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Universal to Sell DRM-free Music Everywhere Except iTunes Music Store

10. August 2007


Following on the heels of EMI, Universal Music Group has decided to test the DRM-free marketplace. Starting August 21, Universal will offer its most popular music DRM-free as MP3 files. Songs will sell for 99 each. This DRM-free music will be available at Amazon, RealNetworks, and retailers such as Best Buy and Wal-Mart. One notable […]

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Weekly Round-up | Digital Rights Management (DRM)

20. July 2007

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Once again it is time for this week’s round-up. Here are some stories I have been reading recently, mostly focusing on DRM. It seems like DRM is going to be a problem for a while. DRM & Copyright Destroying Internet Television? – DRM could stifle internet video. Watch CinemaNow movies on an Xbox 360 – […]

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Copyright Office says no to DVD ripping

22. May 2007

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Arstechnica published an interview with Marybeth Peterson, who is the head of the U.S. Copyright Office. The article is an interesting look into the mind of a major government official and their view on Fair Use. According to Ms. Peterson, consumers have no right to rip DVD’s to a hard drive. From the article: Take […]

Continue reading... offers DRM-free digital music for free

2. May 2007

1 Comment is a new type of online music store. Instead of selling songs, they place ads at the beginning of mp3 files. For the first 30 days you have the song, the ad will play. After 30 days, you will be allowed to download an ad-free version of the same song. Artists get paid by […]

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Blu-ray to increase DRM following AACS breaches

18. April 2007


Blu-ray discs are going to become more difficult to crack in the upcoming months. According to PCPro: The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that following breaches of the security of the high-definition format’s AACS security technology, it has brought forward the planned release date of the BD-Plus (BD+), a more advanced anti-copying system. BD+ would […]

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New Episodes of Daybreak at

7. February 2007

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Daybreak, ABC’s canceled serial drama with Taye Diggs, has resurfaced at with new episodes every Monday. Daybreak, originally planned as 13 episodes, stepped into the time-slot left vacant by “Lost” when that popular show went on hiatus. Following in a recent trend of streaming episodes of cancelled television series online, ABC started streaming unaired […]

Continue reading... expands media center offerings to high-end systems

27. December 2006


My ideal media center is an open source system, without any remnance of digital rights management. I try and keep aware of the latest open source options, even if I am currently not using such a system. I have been meaning to build my own Ubuntu system but other things just keep eating all of […]

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