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Is Thunderbolt ready to rumble at home?

Last week's introduction by Apple of its updated line of MacBook Pro laptops might not have drawn as much attention as it did without a new ingredient: a high-speed, multipurpose port called Thunderbolt. From Apple's description of Thunderbolt----developed by Intel under the name Light Peak--as "the fastest, most versatile I/O...

By Rob Pegoraro  | March 1, 2011; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Computers, DRM, Music, Standards, Video  
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Oscar-honored movies may have a long wait to download

This happens every winter: The Academy Awards air, reminding me of the movies I'd meant to see but somehow didn't get around to. But this time around, the Oscar effect was worse than usual, as my ongoing adventure in parenthood has prevented me from doing my part to prop up...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 28, 2011; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  DRM, Video  
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Sony: We will ban any PS3 hackers

Sony's getting serious in its fight against Playstation 3 hackers, issuing a statement yesterday that anyone caught with unauthorized or pirated software will be permanently banned from the PlayStation network and from using Qrocity services through the PS3.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 17, 2011; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  DRM, Gadgets, Gaming  
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Movie-industry study: Unauthorized video sharing shrinks if viewers have legal options

No, that's not the headline you'll see at the Motion Picture Association of America's site. The Washington-based lobby headlined its own press release (PDF) yesterday in starker terms: NEW STUDY FINDS 23.8% OF GLOBAL INTERNET TRAFFIC INVOLVES THE ILLEGAL DISTRIBUTION OF COPYRIGHTED WORK The study in question was commissioned by...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 1, 2011; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  DRM, Net Neutrality, Policy and politics, Video  
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So many books, so little time? Amazon now selling shorter prose as Kindle Singles

Short-attention-span readers have a new option from Amazon: "Kindle Singles," short pieces selling at pocket-change prices for the Seattle retailer's e-book readers and software. Amazon's press release defines a Kindle Single as such: Typically between 5,000 and 30,000 words, each Kindle Single is intended to allow a single killer idea...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 26, 2011; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  DRM, E-books  
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Sony hits snag in case over PS3 hacks

Sony may have to delay taking legal action against George Hotz and others who published a way to allow users to run any software on the company's Playstation 3 console.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 18, 2011; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  DRM, Gaming  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Sony takes legal action over PS3 hacks, Hayley Tsukayama , January 12, 2011
Google readies Google Editions e-book store, Rob Pegoraro , December 1, 2010
Blu-ray's HDCP security possibly cracked. So what? , Rob Pegoraro , September 15, 2010
 
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