Tag archive for: DRM vs. DEM

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

November 7th, 2010 | No Comments -->

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… Read More

DRM, Copy protection, Copyright Law and Consumers

October 1st, 2008 | No Comments -->

 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… Read More