Ubisoft's Uplay DRM on PC games installs a browser plugin which, according to Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, leaves the computer wide open for malicious attacks from dodgy websites.
July 31st, 2012 by Music Ally
June 26th, 2012 by Music Ally
Comedian Louis CK made waves last year by selling a DRM-free video of his live show directly to fans for $5, making $1m in revenues in its first 12 days.
May 4th, 2011 by Music Ally
EMI Music Publishing has announced that it will now take direct responsibility for licensing the digital rights previously represented by ASCAP. Specifically, it's the EMI April Music catalogue that is...
April 7th, 2010 by Music Ally
TechCrunch has a long article based on the number of digital music stores that are embedding personal information about buyers in the songs that they purchase, including iTunes and Wal-Mart. It quotes...
February 12th, 2010 by Music Ally
We were rooting round the UK's Intellectual Property Office website this week, and found an interesting patent filed by Omnifone on 4 February, for a 'Method of Providing Digital Rights Management for...
September 28th, 2009 by Music Ally
Universal Music Group's latest digital experiment has Hewlett-Packard as a partner: people in Asia who buy the company's laptops will receive scratch cards and PINs to register on a website and access...
July 21st, 2009 by Music Ally
There was a slight online hubbub yesterday after an RIAA spokesperson was quoted as saying "DRM is dead, isn't it?" on the TorrentFreak blog.
June 17th, 2009 by Music Ally
Users might be able to keep all the songs they download from Nokia's Comes With Music service, but its DRM means they can't be played on other devices or burned to CDs.
May 12th, 2009 by Music Ally
As the music industry continues its inevitable trudge towards a largely DRM-free future, there's likely to be plenty of hat-eating and humble-pie feasting from execs, blogged joyously yet scornfully...