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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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I could have written a post about Google CEO Eric Schmidt joining the Apple board of directors (GooglePod, here we come) or about Universal Music trying out an ad-supported music service (all crapped up with DRM of course), but instead of climbing the Techmeme mountain I wanted to point to an interesting post from PBS…

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So Sony Pictures has gone and bought Grouper, the online video site, for $65-million (U.S.). Okay -- hands up, anyone who has heard of and/or used Grouper, apart from reading about it at TechCrunch or Mashable or some other Web 2.0 site. Pretty much what I figured. Although it is a half-decent looking service from…

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Doc Searls has gotten pretty lathered up over a post made by Lloyd Shepherd, deputy director of digital publishing for the Guardian in the UK (a great paper with a great website). Why? Because Lloyd made the mistake of writing about digital rights management, or DRM, without saying that it is a great evil that…

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Hey Sony — wake up

by Mathew on November 14, 2005 · 1 comment

Here's a column I posted at globeandmail.com about Sony's DRM rootkit fiasco: "For a company that has so much great technology behind it, including a number of firsts like the compact disc and the portable music player, Sony Corp. often seems to behave more like a dinosaur -- and a slow-moving, club-footed dinosaur at that.…

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