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Digital Rights Management

EA's Sims PR Disaster: The Final Straw in the DRM Debate?

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Raymond Schillinger

One would think that the makers of a game focused squarely on effective management of resources and public sentiment could do a bit better. The irony, nonetheless, is striking.

SimCity Launch The Worst Gaming Disaster Ever?

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 03.08.2013 | Technology

Despite positive reviews from many critics, EA's disastrous SimCity launch might go down as one of the worst debacles in the history of gaming. How ba...

Andrew Losowsky

Indie Bookstores File Lawsuit Against Amazon

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 02.20.2013 | Books

Three independent bookstores are taking Amazon and the so-called Big Six publishers (Random House, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster ...

Amazon Allegedly Erases Customer's Kindle, Tells Her To Shop Somewhere Else

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology

Amazon allegedly erased the contents of a customer's Kindle without providing adequate information as to why this action was taken, Norwegian tech wri...

eBook Piracy May Have Unexpected Benefits

CBC News | Dan Misener, | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

Back in 2009, O'Leary did this for one publisher, O'Reilly Media, which publishes technical books. Surprisingly, he found that sales actually increase...

DRM is a Business Decision, Not a Moral Decision

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

When we started building our new audiobook publishing company, iambik, we made an early decision: no digital rights management (DRM). (*See below for ...

Protect eBooks Or Trust Customers To Do The Right Thing?

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

Publishers should trust customers. Most people are honest and well-intentioned. Let's educate them about their social obligation to financially support the author, publisher and retailer who helped bring them this book.

Wired Parodies MPAA, RIAA: Imagine Handbag Industry Association Of America

Wired | David Kravets | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For starters, handbags would only work in one country. All of a handbag's contents would fall from the bottom at a border crossing, or while on an int...