DRM
Gaming

Piracy might make Jonathan Blow use DRM in his next game

The creator of critically acclaimed The Witness, Jonathan Blow, voices concerns that the game garnered high popularity on a torrent website. Blow says that his next game might use DRM protection to stop pirates.
Gaming

Ubisoft Club rewards program gives Uplay the boot 0:38

Publisher Ubisoft announced that it is overhauling its Uplay service as it prepares for the upcoming launch of Ubisoft Club, a multiplatform rewards program that gives players access to bonus in-game content and exclusive…
Home Theater

Netflix’s high-definition DRM cracked for the first time

It's reported that torrenters now have access to a 4K Breaking Bad episode, coming in at close to 18GB, after pirates were able to overcome the latest Netflix copy protection technology.
Computing

Games with SafeDisc or Securom DRM won’t run on Windows 10

SafeDisc or Securom DRM, which is installed on hundreds of old disc-based games, are a no-go on Windows 10. Users can't run on these games on the newly updated OS without running through complex workarounds.
Gaming

Gamers will feel they own the products they buy when DRM and mandatory online play are removed

Ever wanted to just play games without having to worry about digital rights management or always needing an Internet connection? GOG and their distribution platform, GOG Galaxy, want to help.
Computing

Windows 10 may force PlayReady 3.0 DRM on users for 4K streaming

With an overwhelming demand for greater video quality, Windows 10 may introduce a new iteration of Microsoft's PlayReady 3.0 hardware digital rights management (DRM) technology to allow 4K streaming on PCs.
Home Theater

DRM getting you down? Here’s how to strip your music and movies of restrictions

DRM might be the bane of digital media files, especially if you intend to access your legitimate purchases on multiple devices. Check out our guide on how strip your audio and video files of DRM restrictions, whether using a Windows-based…
Home

Freedom Clip will permanently disable DRM on your Keurig 2.0 brewer

One of Keurig's competitors is distributing a device called the Freedom Clip, a retrofittable clip that snaps onto Keurig 2.0 machines and permanently disables Green Mountain's DRM technology, letting you brew any kind of K-cup you want.
Cool Tech

Professor builds LEGO robot that strips DRM from Kindle books

Definitely a creative way to circumvent DRM restrictions on Amazon books, a professor in Vienna has built a robotic device from a LEGO Mindstorms set in order to automatically take pictures of book pages.
Mobile

5 reasons to liberate your ebooks from their DRM prison

Protect the books you paid for from Amazon, Google, and the whims of any other bookseller who wants to control where and how many times you can access them. Break the DRM and keep a local backup you control.
Gaming

Steam beta update code reveals possible game sharing feature

Several lines of code discovered in Valve Corporation's latest beta update for the Steam client suggests that a game-sharing feature may soon be implemented for users of the service.
E3

Sony’s hopes for the PS4 are increasing, and it expects partners to follow its lead with DRM

Sony had a great showing at E3, and following positive reception of the PlayStation 4 its internal sales predictions have reportedly increased. Sony also said that it doubts third party publishers will try to enforce any unpopular DRM on…