Tag Archives: DRM

UMG Gets It

Yesterday, Billboard reported that Univeral Music Group (aka UMG, one of the larger music labels/distributors) is testing a new CD pricing structure where CDs will cost $10 or less in stores. Hey! That’s my magic number. New releases will be $10, but library titles could cost as little as $6. UMG is looking to get […]

Defective By Design

The Defective By Design folks probably don’t mean that title in an ironic way. But the whole idea behind their anti-DRM campaign is itself problematic. The site should be a general resource of information on Digital Rights Management and why it is in general a bad idea. There is some of this – they do […]

Sir Paul, Fireman

Paul McCartney proves why he was the best Beatle. Only partially joking, though he was always my favorite. *** This is starting to sound familiar – and it’s a good thing. Paul McCartney, in his Fireman guise (with collaborator Youth), has a new album, Electric Arguments. And he seems to have gotten over whatever it […]

Digital Copy Me, part 2

In the last post, we discussed the prospect of the death of physical media distribution of entertainment content, and what might takes its place. There are currently three basic models: streaming on a proprietary network (cable company, cell phone provider, etc.), streaming on the Internet, and download from the Internet. All suffer from the same […]

Digital Copy Me, part 1

Last month, Disney released it’s first classic animation title on Blu-Ray, Sleeping Beauty. The Pixar Blu-Ray releases (Ratatouille and Cars) look awesome, and I had high hopes for classic Disney animation in all its high def glory. Plus, with Sleeping Beauty, they have finally mastered the movie in it’s full Super Technirama 70 aspect ratio. […]