DVD copy protection software has become a bit of a running joke within
the online community. It is a rare event that a DVD title is not
available online for download - regardless of the associated copy
protection. A key reason DVD piracy continues to run rampant is because
CSS (Content Scrambling System) is still the protection standard...
...But Macrovision has a plan... [it] has developed two DVD copy
protection technologies, RipGuard DVD and ACP (Analog Content
Morpheus: LimeWire is a Leech
Limewire has seen a recent surge in popularity, both by word of mouth
and in the media. However not everyone is a fan. Michael Weiss recently
had some very interesting comments about Limewire. "I think that
LimeWire is one of the biggest P2P leeches in our industry. Not only
have they left it to Morpheus to fight the biggest legal battle ever
and foot the bill ($4 million and counting) by ourselves... they
removed their bundles to take advantage of our situation thinking we
could not afford to do so in their attempt to gain more users when we
were vulnerable fighting on the front..."
BitTorrent Inventor Lambastes Avalanche
Late last week, there was a flurry of media attention surrounding
Avalanche. Avalanche was labeled as Microsoft's answer to BitTorrent...
"First of all, I'd like to clarify that Avalanche is vaporware," Bram
Cohen writes in his weblog. "It isn't a product which you can use or
test with, it's a bunch of proposed algorithms. There isn't even a
fleshed out network protocol. The 'experiments' they've done are
Supreme Court Decision Preview: The Morpheus Interview
With the impending Supreme Court decision in MGM v Grokster expected
tomorrow morning or Monday morning, we caught up with Michael Weiss,
CEO StreamCast Networks, Inc., developers and distributors of Morpheus.
We also interviewed Michael a few months back, he was kind enough to
bring us up to speed on the court case and the impending release of
Lawrence, Kansas - Hub of Digital Media Convergence
It's true, Virginia. Lawrence, Kansas is the hub of digital media
convergence. Why? Because it's home to Rob Curley, the Lawrence-Journal
World's director of New Media. Arguably the most visionary convergence
journalist in the world, Curley has orchestrated the construction of...
Sponsored Gnutella Search Results
A new service called Gnutelligence aims to do to the gnutella network
what Google's Adsense did for website publishers. Except in this case,
Gnutelligence would be the only publisher. Basically they claim that
they will return "relevant sponsored search results" based on a
Detecting and Fighting Phishers
Here's another wonderful, fraudulent, phishing email I just received.
The scary thing is that, according to the Houston Chronicle, about 5%
of adults receiving a phishing email provided some sort of personal
information to the phisher. Want to fight back? We'll break this
phishing scheme down, show you how to trace back a phishing email,
and -- in some cases -- alert the parties who, wittingly or
unwittingly, provide phishing infrastructure...
Microsoft P2P - Better than BitTorrent?
Researchers at Microsoft's computer science lab in Cambridge have
developed a peer-to-peer filesharing system that they say overcomes the
scheduling problems associated with existing distribution protocols
such as Bit Torrent. The researchers claim download times are between
20-30 per cent faster...
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