HDCP cracked? Tweeter posts 'master key'

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One of the things making today’s Twitter headlines was the supposed release of the HDCP 'master key' – a key that allows the hacking of any HDCP-protected content for any HDCP-protected device. Currently, there’s not...


Google responds to Android DRM hack

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Earlier this week Neowin covered news on how Google's new licensing service, recently announced to combat Android piracy, had already been hacked and was also relatively easy to do so. Google has now responded to...


Skidrow hacks Assassin's Creed 2 DRM

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Gamers had their revenge this week as the infamous implementation of Ubisoft's "always-on" DRM, released with Assassin's Creed 2, was successfully circumvented by the hacking group Skidrow. The new DRM system, now included in every...


Stardock throws GOO on DRM

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Stardock announced today that the forthcoming update to its digital distribution platform, Impulse, will include a new technology aimed to pave the way to solving some of the common complaints of digital distribution. The new...


Wal Mart decides to keep DRM Servers

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Those rumors that went on about last week of Wal Mart keeping their DRM servers appear to be true. In an email sent out to Wal Mart Music store customers, Wal Mart stated that they...


Walmart to shut down DRM servers

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Walmart is becoming the latest music vendor to shut down its legacy digital rights management (DRM) system, prompting warnings of potential for lost purchases. The company is advising users to back up any songs which...


EA Admits Spore Launch Botched by DRM

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Electronic Arts has owned up to the mess it created with the DRM-heavy launch of Sporelast week, a fracas that may actually have cost the gaming giant as much as $25 million in missed revenue....

Microsoft to Terminate MSN Music DRM keys

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Customers who have purchased music from Microsoft's now-defunct MSN Music store are now facing a decision they never anticipated making: commit to which computers (and OS) they want to authorize forever, or give up access...

Ban DRM, Says Norwegian Group

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Norway's liberal party, Venstre, approved a resolution seeking to limit technologies, such as DRM, that limit how consumers can use and distribute legally purchased digital music or software. Venstre demands changes to current copyright legislation...

Starforce DRM, Another Sony Rootkit?

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After the Sony rootkit fiasco, you'd think that companieswould have learned their lesson involving dangerous copy protection methods.Well according to some rather alarming news from cdfreaks.com, it appears thatStarforce is following in the footsteps of...

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