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'Circuit bending' gets old toys to play new tunes

...distractions onto the playing field. As companies like Apple and Sony continually restrict users' rights with digital rights management systems, circuit bending is a powerful reminder that consumers can do what they wish with consumer electronics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/01/mus_79234.shtml
Music
Libraries offering free audiobook downloads

...remains the signature portable player. But it uses the Advanced Audio Coding format with FairPlay, its own digital rights management system and one incompatible with Windows' technology. Just as the lack of a standard digital audio format...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/29/liv_5177.shtml
Life & style
Next via Internet: tailored TV

...only copyright-protected content. And copy-protection technologies such as Microsoft's Windows Media Digital Rights Management system are expected to limit unauthorized copies. Allen Weiner, a new-media analyst for the research firm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/16/liv_453357.shtml
Life & style
Napster To Go lets you rent music

...monthly fees. Napster To Go's hitch is that it works only with MP3 devices that use Janus, Microsoft's new digital-rights management software. When players are plugged in, Janus periodically checks to see whether a subscription is still current...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/21/liv_444052.shtml
Life & style
New iTunes boosts features, but tweaks copy rules

...the song. Music can still be burned to a CD or DVD, provided the computer is equipped with a burner and the digital rights management restrictions on purchased music haven't been exceeded. Another useful new feature called "Party Shuffle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/10/liv_415146.shtml
Life & style
Xerox reports first-quarter profits of $248 million

...citing strong sales of color systems and office digital products and the sell-off of its interests in a digital rights management company. Xerox said Friday it earned 25 cents a share for the period ending March 31, compared with a loss...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/24/fin_413245.shtml
Finance
Tough tactics give music industry new sales hope

...will be a proliferation of digital music players, cell phones and other wireless devices that can support "digital rights management" technology, which safeguards files from being pirated. "We think 2004 is going to be the year of subscription...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/12/bus_400706.shtml
Business
File-sharing network has signed deal to put EMI Music's catalog online

...Myers added. Tracks are downloaded from Wippit in Windows Media Audio format and encrypted using Microsoft's Digital Rights Management, meaning they cannot be shared on other file-sharing networks. On the Net: http://www.wippit.com

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/25/bus_398356.shtml
Business
Is price discrimination the next trend in e-commerce?

...online commerce, but also with the rise of "digital rights management," which limits what people can do with online...cheap to distribute; and the ability, through digital rights management, to keep us from reselling or giving away something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/08/fin_383477.shtml
Finance
Commercialization of Internet may limit users

...sites can delete unpopular viewpoints or reveal identities of anonymous critics. As well, technologies for digital-rights management promise to restrict what users can do with information they buy. The newly launched industry-backed MusicNet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/31/bus_330195.shtml
Business