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Update: Spore is apparently one of the most widely-pirated games in recent memory, according to a report at TorrentFreak, with many downloaders referring to the draconian DRM restrictions as a justification. Original post: One of the most hotly-awaited video games of the past decade, Spore -- the new game from Will Wright, reportedly in development…

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Sometimes I read something and am rendered speechless -- and not in a good way. I had that reaction this morning to a staggeringly dense opinion piece in PC Magazine by Lance Ulanoff, about the "dangers" of DRM-free music, and how this is not only going to cause the ruination of the entire content industry…

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If you read the news about Napster offering non-DRM mp3 files and felt a kind of psychological whiplash from all the ironies inherent in that brief item, don't feel bad. I share your pain. Imagine: the idea of an online music provider named Napster offering actual mp3 files for people to download. I would have…
After my most recent post on the RIAA and CD copying, I don't want anyone to get the idea that I'm on an anti-record industry rant, but I have to wonder at all of the rainbows-and-kittens commentary on Sony's reported move to offer non-DRM tracks. According to BusinessWeek, the label is going to start offering…

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Baseball fan Allan Wood, who downloaded dozens of major-league games through the Major League Baseball service and paid good money for them (close to $300), wrote a post yesterday that got a lot of attention in both the blogosphere and traditional media: it seems his files suddenly stopped working, because MLB had changed the kind…

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