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After years of insisting that DRM in HTML wouldn't block open source implementations, Google says it won't support open source implementations
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/03/i-hate-being-right-2.html

#DRM #EME #Google


 
#drm #drmfree #ebook


 
[Despotic Restrictions Malware] Kann es sein, daß man bei bücher.de neuerdings mehr E-Books ohne DRM kriegt? Ich habe da schon öfter welche gekauft, aber z.B. einen bestimmten Titel nicht, weil der DRM-verseucht war. Nun sehe ich das Buch dort neuerdings ohne DRM und werde es auch gleich kaufen. Beim Herumstöbern habe ich nun den Eindruck, daß es allgemein mehr DRM-freie Bücher dort gibt. Habt Ihr auch den Eindruck oder täusche ich mich?

#buch #buecher #lesen #ebook #drm #epub #kobo


 
[Despotic Restrictions Malware] Kann es sein, daß man bei bücher.de neuerdings mehr E-Books ohne DRM kriegt? Ich habe da schon öfter welche gekauft, aber z.B. einen bestimmten Titel nicht, weil der DRM-verseucht war. Nun sehe ich das Buch dort neuerdings ohne DRM und werde es auch gleich kaufen. Beim Herumstöbern habe ich nun den Eindruck, daß es allgemein mehr DRM-freie Bücher dort gibt. Habt Ihr auch den Eindruck oder täusche ich mich?

#buch #buecher #lesen #ebook #drm #epub #kobo


 
Microsoft is shutting down their DRM-locked ebook store, and taking away every book that every one of its customers acquired effective July 1. DRM ebooks are never safe! https://u.fsf.org/2sj Learn more about our fight against #DRM: https://u.fsf.org/1
Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries

Boing Boing: Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries (Cory Doctorow)

# #DRM


 
Microsoft is shutting down their DRM-locked ebook store, and taking away every book that every one of its customers acquired effective July 1. DRM ebooks are never safe! https://u.fsf.org/2sj Learn more about our fight against #DRM: https://u.fsf.org/1
Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries

Boing Boing: Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries (Cory Doctorow)

# #DRM


 
Steam is really useful and popular, but it's not healthy in the long term for a company to be controlling so many people's game collections through DRM. If Steam disappears, it's possible that most PC gamers will lose their libraries overnight.

There are DRM-free alternatives out there which let you actually own your games forever:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-steam/

#Steam #Games #Gaming #DRM #DRMfree
Ethical alternatives to Steam


 
Steam is really useful and popular, but it's not healthy in the long term for a company to be controlling so many people's game collections through DRM. If Steam disappears, it's possible that most PC gamers will lose their libraries overnight.

There are DRM-free alternatives out there which let you actually own your games forever:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-steam/

#Steam #Games #Gaming #DRM #DRMfree
Ethical alternatives to Steam


 
The rewritten and modernized cirrus #drm driver hit #linux next (git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/…) and thus is slated for inclusion in #kernel 5.2.
"[…] single monster patch. But given that it does some pretty fundamental changes […] also reduces the code size by roughly 70% […]"


 
♲ Björn Schießle 🌍 🇪🇺 (bjoern@mastodon.social):
What happens with books bought in a DRM-locked #eBook store and the store disappears? Your books will disappear as well. That's the fundamental problem of #DRM, for individuals but even more so for our cultural heritage. https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burning-libraries.html
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Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries
# #eBook #DRM


 
♲ Free Software Foundation (fsf@status.fsf.org):
Microsoft is shutting down their DRM-locked ebook store, and taking away every book that every one of its customers acquired effective July 1. DRM ebooks are never safe! https://u.fsf.org/2sj Learn more about our fight against #DRM: https://u.fsf.org/1
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Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries
# #DRM


 

When this eBook store closes, your books disappear too

It’s a reminder, one I think which needs repeating regularly, of the shift in how we define ownership in the always-online era. In this case it’s about books, but it’s the same with most of your digital purchases - we’re increasingly leasing our minor belongings, which I think means leasing aspects of our memories and even personalities too.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47810367

If you can't download it, you don't own it. If it's not in an openly documented format, you don't own it. If it requires a proprietary application, or proprietary code to read/watch/listen/view, you don't own it.

Credit to Microsoft for recognizing this and refunding the books in this case. Still it does not solve the underlying problem with the model. Only we as consumers can change that, so I guess it's safe to assume there will be no change.

#drm #ebook #ownership #society


 
#DRM #culture

« Microsoft ferme le rayon “livres” de son Store »

« Début juillet, tous les livres numériques achetés par ce biais seront supprimés des bibliothèques des utilisateurs »

MAIS ALLEZ BIEN TOUS VOUS FAIRE FOUTRE AVEC VOS DRM DE MERDE.
MICROSOFT, AMAZON ET AUTRES: JE N’ACHÈTERAI JAMAIS DE LIVRES CHEZ VOUS.
BISOUS.

https://www.lesnumeriques.com/loisirs/microsoft-ferme-rayon-livres-son-store-n85547.html


 
Browser: Edge auf Chromium-Basis wird Netflix in 4K unterstützen #Edge #Browser #Chrome #Chromium #DRM #Netflix #Technologie #Internet


 
It helped to understand #DRM in real life when I first met #steam: it lets you buy gam… no, take it back, it lets you play ga… no, what I mean is that it actually lets you to pay for a revocable permission to possibly play games under arbitrary rules.

In theory DRM would mean someone want to protect its justified business income, so try to enforce valid usage rules, like you cannot (illegally) share a software (so they can get money for every piece sold). Sounds like, um, this could be undrestandable, right?

But of course reality kicks in. You cannot use it on more than $arbitrary_number machines, because, well, okay, you bought it but, well, buy it more times if you have too many machines, or a family maybe. That's… a bit harder to justify, fair-business-wise.

But I thought I was there, I got the point, I understand DRM. And then I met St... show more


 

Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries


https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burning-libraries.html

#DRM #ebook #microsoft
Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries


 
Fahrenheit 451, Microsoft-style.

"If it's got #DRM you never own it."

It's something to keep in mind if you use a DVR, Amazon Kindle, Netflix or streaming-music service. One day, they can erase all your content. It was particularly ironic a few years ago when Amazon erased Orwell's works, including 1984, from customers after a copyright issue arose.

"They call it the cloud because you shouldn't lean on it."
#DRM


 
If it's got #DRM on it you never own it

Microsoft screws over its ebook "purchasers"

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4497396

at least unlike some other companies they get refunds, although if you've got thousands of notes in them they'll compensate all your hours of work with $25.

#microsoft #drm #ebooks


 
If it's got #DRM on it you never own it

Microsoft screws over its ebook "purchasers"

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4497396

at least unlike some other companies they get refunds, although if you've got thousands of notes in them they'll compensate all your hours of work with $25.

#microsoft #drm #ebooks


 
Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries

Microsoft has a DRM-locked ebook store that isn’t making enough money, so they’re shutting it down and taking away every book that every one of its customers acquired effective July 1.

https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burning-libraries.html

#drm
#drm


 
v2 of the #Panfrost DRM driver, which supports #ARM #Mali Midgard/Bifrost GPUs, was submitted for review to #Linux #kernel and #DRM mailing lists: lore.kernel.org/lkml/201904010…


 
I wonder if I'll live to see a possession of an independent computer being equivalent to running a Tor node, or even it being a crime. Apparently computers are moving from the user up to """the #cloud""" (#Google #Stadia? #SaaSS), out of their hands, into the hands of the corporation. Owning a computer capable of working offline potentially means being able to bypass #DRM, block ads, communicate privately and/or anonymously, avoid #surveillance, freely share information, help one's neighbor for free, all the things that the system is trying to suppress and eventually eliminate.

#showerthought #1984


 
Kodi mit Raspberry Pi: Pimp up your Hi-Fi-Receiver #RaspberryPi #Audio #DRM #Dateisystem #DolbyAtmos #Exfat #Film #Kodi #MediaCenter #Netflix


 
Kodi mit Raspberry Pi: Pimp up your Hi-Fi-Receiver #RaspberryPi #Audio #DRM #Dateisystem #DolbyAtmos #Exfat #Film #Kodi #MediaCenter #Netflix


 

Netflix will now work on Brave Browser from version 62 by easily installing Widevine


Seeing that Brave is getting more popular, running Netflix and similar DRM media may be a challenge for some users. As of 12th March 2019, there is now built-in support from version 62 (currently the Beta) version.

You can follow the instructions at https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360023851591-How-do-I-view-DRM-protected-content- to install it.

#bravebrowser #drm #widevine

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Netflix will now work on Brave Browser from version 62 by easily installing Widevine

Seeing that Brave is getting more popular, running Netflix and similar DRM media may be a challenge for some users. As of 12th March 2019, there is now built-in support from version 62 (currently the Beta) version.

You can follow the instructions at https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360023851591-How-do-I-view-DRM-protected-content- to install it.

#bravebrowser #drm #widevine


 

Pig and the Box


A lovely children #book about #freeculture, sharing, copying and the danger of #DRM. It is #publicdomain under #CC0! Read it, read it to your children, translate it, print it, #share it!

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pdf

note: the CC-BY-NC-SA license notice is a left-over from paper-print, the work has been later [url=https://web.archive.org/web/20140307131916/http://1889.ca/pigandbox]released into public domain[/url].

#awesome #free #books


 

The Pig and the Box


A lovely children #book about #freeculture, sharing, copying and the danger of #DRM. It is #publicdomain under #CC0! Read it, read it to your children, translate it, print it, #share it!

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online\
pdf

note: the CC-BY-NC-SA license notice is a left-over from paper-print, the work has been later [url=https://web.archive.org/web/20140307131916/http://1889.ca/pigandbox]released into public domain[/url].

#awesome #free #books


 

The Pig and the Box


A lovely children #book about #freeculture, sharing, copying and the danger of #DRM. It is #publicdomain under #CC0! Read it, read it to your children, translate it, print it, #share it!

Bild/Foto

online
pdf

note: the CC-BY-NC-SA license notice is a left-over from paper-print, the work has been later [url=https://web.archive.org/web/20140307131916/http://1889.ca/pigandbox]released into public domain[/url].

#awesome #free #books


 
The GOG Midweek Sale has some lovely Linux games included for cheap https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-gog-midweek-sale-has-some-lovely-linux-games-included-for-cheap.13709 #GameSale #DRM-Free #GOG


 
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Hi,
DRM is often written as "Digital Rights Management",but this is misleading,since it refers to systems that are designed to take away and limit your rights.So,we suggest you use the term "Digital Restrictions Management" instead.We also suggest "Treacherous Computing" as a replacement for the misleading "Trusted Computing".
The FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION ( FSF ) is concerned about FREEDOM not the PRICE, MONEY.
Search for DRM :- 353 Artikel .
#FSF #FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION #FOSS #SOFTWARE #COMPUTER #TECHNOLOGY #DRM
https://www.fsf.org/search?SearchableText=DRM


 
#Libreture is an independent site for storing and organising eBooks online, with a guide to DRM-free bookshops and user pages for recommending books to others.

Accounts are free up to a storage limit, with paid accounts for extra storage.

The site is at:
https://libreture.com

and you can follow them on the Fediverse at:
@libreture

#AlternativesAtoZ #eBooks #e-books #Books #DRM #DRMfree


 
EXAPUNKS, the latest Zachtronics puzzler is now available with Linux support on GOG https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/exapunks-the-latest-zachtronics-puzzler-is-now-available-with-linux-support-on-gog.13026 #Programming #Simulation #IndieGame #Puzzle #DRM #GOG


 
#TIL: workaround disable #DRM pop-ups in #Firefox:
[...] disable the following in about:config:
media.gmp-widevinecdm.enabled 
media.gmp-widevinecdm.visible


 
Added a new section to switching.social for #DRMfree alternatives to #Steam:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-steam/

It is quite worrying that a company with over 50% of the market also has control over its users' games through their DRM app. You have to agree to what Steam demands, or lose your game collection.

Even if you are a fan of Steam, that's too much power in one company. Sooner or later they may be tempted to do something bad, or be bought by someone who does something bad.

#Gaming #Games #VideoGames #ComputerGames #PCGaming #PCGames #DRM
Ethical alternatives to Steam


 
Why Intel will never let owners control the ME
The Intel Management Engine is an auxillary microprocessor embedded into modern Intel x86 CPUs or chipsets.1 It runs an Intel-signed proprietary binary blob. Due to code signing restrictions enforced by the hardware, it cannot be modified or replaced by the user. (AMD x86 CPUs have a similar auxillary microprocessor, but they call it the Platform S...
\#Tech #Technology #x86 #CPU #Intel #AMD #ME #PSP #Security #DRM #Capitalism


 
#drm backfires badly. Again.
Pirates Punish Denuvo-Protected Games With Poor Ratings
#drm


 
#Amazon treats its warehouse workers badly, pays very little tax and tracks its users. Its #Kindle platform will delete books that people have already bought.

Here are some updated ethical alternatives to #AmazonBooks, Kindle and #GoodReads:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/

Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions for alternatives, if you have any more suggestions (or feedback on these alternatives) please reply to this post.

#Kindle #Goodreads #Privacy #DeleteAmazon #DeleteKindle #DRM #eBooks #Books
Ethical alternatives to Amazon Books, Kindle and Goodreads


 
We're not sure how realistic these "missing devices" that @EFF supporters came up with would be even without the unethical restraints of #DMCA, but it's a great illustration of how creativity could flourish if #DRM weren't stopping us.
#DMCA #DRM @EFF