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Oculus has removed hardware DRM checks

Oculus might be changing its often criticised approach to keeping Rift games on the Rift as the latest Oculus Home update removed hardware DRM checks, meaning the software is no longer checking you actually have a Rift headset plugged in before launching any software. This is good news specifically for those …

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It looks like UltraHD Blu-rays may ditch region locks

Disc-based DRM has been huge in the entertainment industry, with most DVD’s and Blu-rays coming region locked to specific devices. However, we are moving in to a new realm of 4K/UHD content at the moment, which means new Blu-ray disc technology, which just had region coding removed from its specification sheet. …

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Windows 10 can seek out pirated software

Microsoft recently updated its EULA for Windows 10, noting that the operating system can seek out and potentially disable any pirated software, like games, running on your PC. The new clause in question is found under section 7b of the EULA, which says that Microsoft may check your software at …

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Latest version of Firefox comes with DRM

Mozilla has launched Firefox version 38, bring digital rights management to the web browser for the first time. This change currently only affects Windows Vista or later users and has not yet been brought over to the Linux or Mac OS X versions of the browser. Mozilla has managed to …

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Paradox on piracy: service over security

Every game developer and publisher knows that at least a portion of their player base is going to be composed of people that didn’t pay. In the past, they’ve tried to stop this with CD keys, code wheels and invincible scorpions that chase you around the map, but Paradox does …

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Jury rules in Apple’s favor during iPod DRM anti-trust case

An eight person jury has let Apple off the hook in the iPod DRM class action lawsuit trial. The lawsuit aimed to force Apple to compensate those who bought specific iPods between 2006 and March 2009 after it was found that Apple was anti-competitively blocking and removing songs that were paid …

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Ex-iTunes engineer admits Apple tried to block rivals on iPods

Apple is facing a pretty massive class action lawsuit at the moment over accusations that the company removed songs from customer iPods if they weren’t bought from iTunes. Now an ex-iTunes engineer has testified, admitting that Apple did attempt to block music bought from competing services. Former iTunes engineer, Rod …

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Apple iPod DRM lawsuit is falling apart

The class action lawsuit launched against Apple over iPod DRM is falling apart as new evidence has come to light, showing that the two named plaintiffs did not actually buy the affected iPod models covered by the lawsuit during the relevant time frame. This case pertains to anti-trust issues, claiming …

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GoG’s DRM-free ‘Big Fall Sale’ begins

One of the best parts about GoG, is that whether you’re buying one of the site’s newest games, or its oldest, you get a DRM free installation that isn’t beholden to some archaic software or login system. It’s a beautiful experience for a PC gamer and it continues to be …

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GTA V PC rumored to use Denuvo DRM service

It is rumored that the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V will make use of the Denuvo Digital Rights Management service, the same one used by Lords of the Fallen and Fifa 15. DRM can be a touchy subject and can often make honest buyers feel punished with restrictions. …

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GOG starts selling DRM free gaming documentaries

Digital distributor, GOG, has begun selling DRM free gaming oriented documentaries on its store. The company is hoping that eventually it will be able to convince hollywood studios to sell DRM free versions of TV shows and movies through its store, although so far the talks have been unsuccessful. GOG.com’s North …

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