Mike McGuire

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EIDR: A Much-needed Standard for Licensing and Online Distribution

by Mike McGuire  |  November 7, 2010  |  1 Comment

At first glance, the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) strikes one as one of those consortia that could easily end up claiming to want to work together as an industry to solve common problems , but either out of disinterest or distrust, never quite pull off codifying and spreading whatever standard was originally desired. Yet, I’m [...]

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DRM, Copy protection, Copyright Law and Consumers

by Mike McGuire  |  October 1, 2008  |  Comments Off

 What an interesting confluence of events this week. . . If anyone ever needed proof of the notion that lawyers are the only stakeholders making money on the analog-to-digital/physical-media-to-digital transitions for the media, the last couple of days should be confirmation. First, RealNetworks releases its DVD-copying software, RealDVD, today. The software download lets a user [...]

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