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Introducing the Kindle Gutenberg Bookreader

The end-user license agreement is up at McSweeney's:

Congratulations on purchasing the newest iteration of our electronic readers, the Kindle Genius Browser. We have made this new device compatible with all previous versions of the e-book, but there are some

The Banality of Fail

If a broadcast flag is not implemented and enforced by Summer 2003, Viacom's CBS Television Network will not provide any programming in high definition for the 2003-2004 television season.

We found the chip inside the new iPod headphones...but is it DRM? (Update: It is not!)


Update: We have now confirmed with both headphone manufacturers and Apple that the control chip does not use an encrypted signal, but as part of the "Made for iPod" licensing program does incur an additional charge

Help Kym crack the obsolete DRM on her ebooks

BBG reader Kym paid legitimately for her e-books, but now the e-books don't work because the DRM behind them is dead.

I refuse to buy another darn ebook until I have unfettered access to the thing and as an engineer

Apple patents SmartGarment DRM for clothing


Apple, we love you, but you are most definitely the screen door in our submarine sometimes.

Apple's Nike+ iPod Sport Kit is rather neat if you're a runner. By inserting a little dongle in your shoe and pairing it to …

iTunes App Store shows strengths, weaknesses of a walled garden

Fraser Speirs, the developer behind the top-shelf iPhone Flickr interface "Exposure", echoes the complaints we've heard from many developers about the iTunes App Store:

Apple requires that every single update to every app go through the same vetting process (although

Ubisoft distributes cracking group's no-CD patch as official


"Neilthecellist", a user on game publisher Ubisoft's official message boards, took a peek inside the official no-CD patch that had been released for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 and discovered that it had been released before — as an …

MSN Music postpones DRM server shutdown until 2011

In response to the whole Internet basically ejaculating its central nervous system in collective outrage, Microsoft is postponing the de-commissioning of their MSN Music DRM servers, which means that the music you legally purchased will be yours to listen to …

Survey: 14-24 year olds want to pay for their music but await the perfect service


According to a new survey sponsored by British Music Rights (an institution representing songwriters and music publishers in the UK), 80% of British P2P users between the ages of 14-24 would pay for a legal file-sharing service. According to Ars

Microsoft patents "digital manners policy"

Microsoft's latest patent is trying to establish a "digital manners policy" (or DMP for short) to be enforced on all electronic devices. Essentially, what Microsoft wants — or, at least, what they see potential profit in — is for all …