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As if digital rights management technology wasn’t nefarious enough when applied to media, now it’s coming for your coffee. As TechDirt points out, Keurig’s next-generation hardware will be programmed to function only when used in tandem with its own proprietary software coffee, meaning competing brands and environmentally friendly fill-it-yourself pods for their ubiquitous single-serving coffee […]

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A new study by Laurina Zhang at the University of Toronto confirms that Digital Rights Management is not only bad for music fans–it hurts album sales as well. Digital Rights Management (DRM for short)–the practice of limiting the ways in which digital media can be copied and shared after it is purchased–has long been heralded […]

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What if physical objects were subjected to the same arbitrary usage limits that certain distributors have forced upon perfectly legal, paid-for digital media? That’s the question posed by the DRM Chair (that’s digital rights management to you), a piece of furniture that falls apart in majestic fashion after its internal counter has detected eight uses. […]

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