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2009-05-05 11:10:00

A San Francisco court could decide this week if DVD users can make personal backups the way people do with audio, as the six big film studios are claiming that a program called RealDVD violates copyright, BBC News reported. Bill Hankes of RealDVD said the consumer should have the same fair use rights to copy DVDs just as they have for the last decade with music. The RealNetworks-produced digital copying program allows DVD owners to create digital copies of their discs for their own personal...

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2009-03-31 16:35:00

The next version of the popular Electronic Arts game "The Sims" will be free of Digital Rights Management (DRM). Last year, the firm undertook considerable criticism when the copy protection limited users to three installations of the game Spore. Ron Humble, The Sims division head, said the game would use traditional serial code copy protection as "this is a good, time-proven solution." DRM was originally introduced to combat game privacy but became unpopular with users. "The game will have...

2009-03-25 12:23:00

- Impulse Reactor's "Goo" paves way for reselling digitally distributed games, universal re-downloading while providing increased protection for publishers - PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock announced today that the forthcoming update to its digital distribution platform, Impulse, will include a new technology aimed to pave the way to solving some of the common complaints of digital distribution. The new technology, known as Game Object Obfuscation (Goo), is a tool that...

2009-01-30 06:30:00

DORTMUND, Germany, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Protect Software GmbH unveiled LiveDigitalCopy(TM), a new system that allows content owners to add dynamic format transcoding to their Video-DVDs. Unlike traditional "digital copy" solutions based on pre-encoded files on a separate DVD, LiveDigitalCopy(TM) performs a "managed copy" by dynamically transcoding the actual DVD content and transferring it to a wide variety of devices. By using dynamic content transcoding it is possible to optimize the...

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2009-01-13 14:05:50

The battle for the future of digital entertainment rights is heating up between Apple, the largest U.S. music retailer, and DECE, a U.S. consortium of entertainment, retail and IT companies. The DECE is lobbying to set new standards to transform how consumers buy, access and play digital content. MG Siegler of online news site VentureBeat.com said it seems that DECE is working on a kind of new generation of DRM (Digital Rights Management or copy protection) so that they will still be able to...

2008-12-03 23:05:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Destiny Media Technologies, with its Play MPE(R) music-video electronic distribution service to broadcast outlets and other trusted recipients, has enrolled in the internationally approved Anti-Piracy and Compliance Programs of the Content Delivery and Storage Association (CDSA). As the major global digital download distributor for broadcast content, Destiny Media Technologies is a software development company which provides tools which some of the...

2008-11-06 09:00:22

Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:MVSN) today announced that cable system operators in Central America, the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and Jamaica will deploy Macrovision's Passport(R) Interactive Program Guide (IPG) products to their cable customers. Continental Programming Services Limited, a subsidiary of Millicom; Innovative Cable TV St. Thomas - St. John and Innovative Cable TV St. Croix; and Logic One Ltd. have all signed multi-year agreements with Macrovision for its...

2008-10-21 09:00:26

CHICAGO, and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- tvCompass Inc. and Macrovision Solutions Corporation announced the availability of the first Interactive Program Guide (IPG) application designed for wireless devices in the connected home that is branded as a TV Guide application. The new software application is provided to wireless consumers without a download fee and the service does not require a monthly subscription. The IPG application, developed by tvCompass with data...

2008-10-20 06:00:12

KARLSRUHE, Germany, October 20 /PRNewswire/ -- RapidSolution Software AG has just published on its website, at http://audials.com/, the 3rd generation of AudialsOne. AudialsOne 3 comprises the new versions of Radiotracker Platinum, Tunebite Platinum, MP3videoraptor Platinum, Audials TV and Tagrunner. With this new version, AudialsOne is leveraging even more the individual products' synergies and thus confidently claims to be the provider of the best software for obtaining and editing media....

2008-10-13 18:00:18

Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its TV Guide Magazine property to OpenGate Capital. The transaction is expected to close approximately December 1, 2008. The completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions but is not subject to Macrovision stockholder approval. The divestiture of TV Guide Magazine is consistent with Macrovision's plans, outlined in January 2008 following the company's...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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