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Tim Berners-Lee: we need a free Web, except when we don't

Tim Berners-Lee comes across as either nuanced or hypocritical, depending upon your perspective.

Web's gatekeepers embrace DRM for next HTML5 standard

Universal content protection methods make sense, but the EFF argues that embracing DRM goes against the philosophy of the open Web.

New 3D printing DRM copies Netflix's moves to blockade physical pirates

Now that 3D printing's becoming more popular, the rush to curtail copyright infringement begins.

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Experimental ebook DRM tweaks text to trace piracy

A new antipiracy technology is being developed by a German university. The method, called SiDiM, applies subtle changes to the text of individual ebooks, to more easily identify the source of piracy.

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How Sony can still screw up the PlayStation 4

Sony left E3 as a big fan favorite, but decisions made by the company in the coming months could deflate that balloon.

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Urban blight: SimCity’s failure to launch

SimCity’s server woes set a troubling precedent for PC gaming.

SD cards for SeeQVault DRM standard coming from Toshiba

Toshiba, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic intend SeeQVault to control the use and copying of HD content stored on flash memory.

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Convert a Kindle ebook to a different format

Whether you're looking to back up your Kindle books or read them on another device, you'll need to remove the DRM.

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Phone unlocking ban could hit you in the wallet

Phones bought after January 25 can no longer lawfully be decoupled from a carrier by the owner of the device. How did this decision come to rest with a single non-elected, non-technical, elderly librarian in Washington?

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Tech 2013: 10 headlines from the future

Microsoft announces Xbox HDTV, Google helps the blind to see, John McAfee gets a reality TV show, and 7 more predictions.