eMusic Earned My $9.99

I have searched the internet high and low, but I could not locate a DRM free Bob Weir’s “Ace” album for download on the internet. The only place I could find it was from eMusic.com. eMusic offers an amazing deal – sign up, you get 25 free MP3s. Then you

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MLB Rips Off Fans, Proves Once Again DRM Sucks

If you purchased content from MLB in the last several years, you’re screwed. It’s gone. It’s disappeared, it ceases to exist. I feel, even for this Red Sox fan, who purchased over $250 of content from Major League Baseball, who in turn, revoked DRM and made his content worthless. BoingBoing

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Madonna Gives the Music Industry the Finger

The time draws nigh, my friends. Madonna dumped Warner, her record label of more than 20 years in favor of a deal with Live Nation, who will promote her concerts and release her albums. Last month, Radiohead announced a “name-your-price” download option for their new album. Amazon.com now offers DRM

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Americans and Innovation: You Fail It!

9to5mac is featuring a fantastic article on lack of innovation by big companies. This particular article is about Microsoft, but ultimately, it’s a bigger statement about the United States of America. In fact, it reveals everything that is wrong with American business. The concept of “distrust the customer” is growing,

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…And Jerry Rolled Over in His Grave

In the age of DRM and software patents, almost nothing can suprise me anymore, at least when it comes to people claiming to “own” ideas or “intellectual property.” The world is screwed up, and the government serves only corporations. So it’s all the more disarming and alarming when it comes

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Vista: To Get or Not To Get

Thom posted a series of articles on OSNews about Windows Vista, first 10 Reasons Not to Get Vista, then a rebuttal on his own blog, then another and another and another. Seriously. But none mentions the main reason I don’t want Vista: because I’m just not interested in supporting Microsoft

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What We Learned From AllOfMP3

After reading an article on The Reg that claims that the Danes have blocked access to AllOfMP3.com, I decided to spout off a bit about this. The RIAA and record labels need to wake the heck up and listen to consumers. And they are speaking VERY loudly. Continued…

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Yes, DRM Matters!!!

I have never really gotten into the whole debate over Digital Rights Management, or “DRM,” as it’s usually called. In general, I’m not against the concept: if a product has value and is “for sale,” it’s within the rights of the salesman to take steps to ensure the item is

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