Anti-piracy firm Denuvo acquired by digital security outfit Irdeto

Denuvo's anti-piracy tech has been divisive in the gaming world, with some complaining that it restricts their gaming habits or prevents modding — but few will dispute that it has been unusually suc

HP issues non-apology for blocking third-party ink cartridges

HP was recently caught in the act using a "security update" to prevent its printers from operating with a number of recycled and third-party ink cartridges. After much outcry the company has relented

Oculus removes hardware DRM that locked games onto its headset

An Oculus update posted today quietly removes a feature that blocked Oculus software from being played on other headsets — something that the community has been up in arms about for a month. The rem

Mozilla Launches A New Firefox Version Without DRM Support

Almost exactly a year ago, Mozilla announced that it would (very reluctantly) implement the HTML5 DRM specs into Firefox. Today, the organization officially launched HTML5 DRM support with the release

The Freedom Clip Breaks Coffee Pod DRM Because Java Wants To Be Free, Man

The latest Keurig K-Cup machines have a dirty secret: built into the little ground coffee pods that so many know and love is a nefarious form of DRM. A special ink found only on real cups (and damaged

Mozilla Relents, Says It Will Implement HTML5 DRM Solution In Firefox

Mozilla today announced that it will reluctantly implement the HTML5 DRM standard in its Firefox browser. With more and more copyrighted content being streamed over the Internet, rights holders hav

This Lego Robot Strips Kindle DRM One Page Turn At A Time

In another episode of "Sticking It To The Man Through Lego" we present a spider that manually clicks through the pages of a Kindle book and then signals a computer to take a picture of the e-ink scree

Microsoft Heeds Gamer Feedback, Dumps Xbox One DRM Restrictions

Attention gamers: you win. The folks at Redmond infuriated many when it revealed that the Xbox One would come with a long list of potential caveats -- there was the automated 24 hour check-in to keep

Is An Always-On Xbox Indefensible Or Is Taking To Twitter Just The Wrong Way To Defend It?

After a very public defense of rumors about the next Xbox's always-on Internet requirements, a new report claims that Microsoft creative director Adam Orth is no longer with the company. In a series o

SimCity Could Potentially Work Offline, Modder Shows With New Hack

SimCity is getting a lot of flack from players and consumers about its policy of requiring that they remain connected to EA's servers to enjoy the game, even when playing in single-player mode. Maxis

EA Apologizes For SimCity Disaster, Says It Was “Dumb” And Offers Free Game To Players

Electronic Arts’ SimCity was easily the most anticipated game of the season, but its launch was an unmitigated disaster because the DRM solution Electronic Arts and Maxis dreamt up means users h

FairPlay DRM May Be To Blame For Widespread iOS & Mac App Crashes

Developers are frustrated over what appears to be an issue with corrupt app store binaries being served by Apple, which is leading otherwise functional iOS and Mac applications to immediately crash up

Good DRM Makes Bad Neighbors: This Is The Content Protection Tipping Point

For people who have been doing just one thing for a long, long time, it's amazing how many content distributors get things so catastrophically wrong. These last few weeks brought us quite a few uni

An Interview With DECE/UltraViolet President Mitch Singer Goes Horribly Right

Our readers are probably familiar in passing with UltraViolet, a new content rights management system that is supposed to unify the rights architecture on the web, allowing cross-platform sharing and

DRM-Curious? You Can Create An UltraViolet Account Now

You may remember the "one DRM to rule them all" we heard about last year, <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/07/20/dece-ultraviolet-apple/">UltraViolet</a>. It's essentially a DRM scheme that <a hre

The Witcher 2 Devs: DRM Does Nothing But Drive People To Piracy

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/witcher2nodrm.jpg" />The next big PC game will be The Witcher 2, which should be released on May 12 (and if you're cool like me you will

Good For Them: Halifax Library Refuses To Carry DRM-Limited HarperCollins E-Books

You might have heard by now of the senseless idea of HarperCollins’s that their e-books should only be able to be lent 26 times by libraries before “expiring.” Not the smartest PR mo

Ubisoft Caught Using Pirated Material In PC Version Of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/acb.jpg" /><a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/ubisoft/">Ubisoft</a> consistently brings the funny. The publisher will release the PC

EA Includes SecuROM DRM In Dragon Age II Without Telling Anyone, Bans Player For Making Critical Remark

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/iwanttobeadragon.jpg" />Did EA ship the PC version of Dragon Age II with SecuROM DRM without telling anyone? It certainly looks that way.

Good Old Games: Lack Of DRM Makes Acquiring Games Quite Difficult

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