Because of leaks, we need to immediately implement DRM on console games

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/exclamation.png" />It's time we start implementing DRM on console games. I mean, look at this nonsense. The Xbox 360 version of <i>BioSho

What's it going to take for PC game publishers to drop DRM altogether?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/drmdumb.jpg" />For all of its stupidity, the music industry should be commended for relaxing its DRM requirements. Every single song on i

Ubisoft's new DRM scheme requires you to be online whenever you're playing its games

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/udrm.jpg" />In other, non-Apple news: <a HREF="http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/01/27/new-ubisoft-games-must-always-be-online/">Ubiso

2K pares down BioShock 2 DRM: SecuROM all but gone now

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/bs2drm.jpg" />As the world turns, the confusion surrounding <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/01/22/bioshock-2-drm-madness-once-aga

BioShock 2 DRM madness: Once again, publishers make pirating a game more attractive than buying it legitimately

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/bs2.jpg" />Looks like we have ourselves yet another DRM-related controversy for your amusement. The star this time is <i>BioShock 2</i>,

AP's rights management DRM explained

There has been some talk about the Associated Press’ new system, called hNews for some reason, for protecting its precious copywritten materials from bloggers, pirates and pederasts. The system

False alarm: The RIAA doesn't think DRM is dead after all!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/siren1.gif" />Remember yesterday when I noted, by way of TorrentFreak, that the RIAA had all but considered DRM to be dead? Not true! Not

RIAA chief spokesman: ‘DRM is dead, isn't it?’

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/riaadrm.jpg" />The chief spokesman for the RIAA, one Jonathan Lamy, has gone on record to say what any normal, not-on-the-RIAA-payroll pe

Study: DRM turns normal people into pirates out of necessity

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/bible.jpg" />We're all pirates because of DRM. That's the conclusion of a new UK study—and it's a long one, coming in at 200+ pages

Who says DRM is difficult to understand?

The BBC has released this helpful infographic to let everyone out there know that DRM isn’t just simple — it’s fun! Of course, you’d have to be a goddamn PhD of doublespeak to

EA releases DRM removal tool

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/photos/easteam.jpg" />Unless you're like me and buy all your <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/12/22/ea-to-release-games-on-valves-steam-completely

Steam and Games for Windows Live add more piracy protection

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/steamlive.jpg" />In moves which may or may not lead to an outcry from the gamer population at large, both Valve and Microsoft have streng

Holy Cats! There is a DRM chip inside the iPod Shuffle earbuds! [Update]

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/ipodshuffleg3chip1.jpg"><a HREF="http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/03/14/we-found-the-chip-in.html">J&R over at BBG</a> dissected th

iTunes drama: What exactly did Steve Jobs say to Sony?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/itunessony.jpg" />You'd think that the music industry would be grateful for Apple, which, with the launch of the iTunes Store in 2003, pr

Personal information in iTunes files should prevent mass piracy

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/itunesdrmm.jpg" /> Yes, iTunes-purchased songs are <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/01/07/apple-wants-30-cents-per-song-to-upgrad

Apple wants 30 cents per song to upgrade your iTunes library

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/itunesssss.jpg" /> You can upgrade your <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/01/06/review-itunes-plus/">iTunes</a> music and video li

Apple ditching DRM? 3G iTunes downloads?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/itunes.jpg" /> Looks like the gods at Apple have been listening. People have long complained about Apple's DRM protection on music avail

EA to release games on Valve's Steam completely free of DRM

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/photos/easteam.jpg" /> Not only are EA games going to be released on Steam henceforth—in and of itself a big deal—but the games will be <a H

How to successfully guilt-trip software pirates

Oh my. I like the “Shame on me” button. I think I’m going to go register my trial copy of WinRAR , which I’ve been “evaluating” for 8 years. A commenter points out

Blu-ray DRM: Slysoft and studios do battle

You may or may not be aware, but there has been and still is a war being waged over Blu-ray DRM. Slysoft announced that they cracked the BD+ algorithm back in March this year and has been including B
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