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Submission + - 'Connected Televisions/TVs' Still Not Very Connected (npdgroupblog.com) 1

antdude writes: "The National Purchase Diary (NPD) Group Blog reports that "Internet Connected TVs Are Used To Watch TV, And That’s About All — The Internet connected high definition television (HDTV) screen has so far failed to break beyond the bounds of its TV-centric heritage, with little use for the big screen beyond the obligatory video services. But the connection is being used to provide access to a far wider variety of alternative sources for video content. The latest NPD Connected Intelligence Application & Convergence report highlights that nearly six out of ten consumers who own a connected HDTV are accessing Over-the-Top (OTT) video services through the device. Seen on DSL/Broadband Reports."

Submission + - DRM graveyard: A brief history of digital rights m (opensource.com)

antdude writes: "Linux Today shares an Opensource.com article on "The digital rights management graveyard: A brief history of digital rights management in music. There are more than a few reasons digital rights management (DRM) has been largely unsuccessful. But the easiest way to explain to a consumer why DRM doesn't work is to put it in terms he understands: 'What happens to the music you paid for if that company changes its mind?' It was one thing when it was a theoretical question. Now it's a historical one...""
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Submission + - 64% of gamers prefer physical copies ... (mcvuk.com)

Ant writes: "ComputerAndVideoGames.com (CVG) reports that 64% of gamers prefer physical copies of their games over digital downloads, according to a survey by research firm, Ipsos MediaCT.

The survey — published in trade magazine/mag., MCV — quizzed over 1000 people and found that 64 percent preferred physical discs for their games over digital copies.

Newspapers followed closely with 63 percent opting for hard copies. On the flip side, music and film were considerably lower, with 45 and 51 percent respectively opting for physical copies.

Seen on Blue's News. Your overlord still prefers hardcopies/physical copies as well."

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