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Media (Apple)

Submission + - Steve Jobs comments on DRM policy

Frankenbuffer writes: Steve Jobs has posted (http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughtsonmusic/) an interesting letter with his thoughts on DRM and how Apple has played a part in it. He examines the current situation in the industry and proposes three possible alternatives for the future. From the letter:

The first alternative is to continue on the current course, with each manufacturer competing freely with their own "top to bottom" proprietary systems for selling, playing and protecting music. The second alternative is for Apple to license its FairPlay DRM technology to current and future competitors with the goal of achieving interoperability between different company's players and music stores.
The third alternative is to abolish DRMs entirely.

 
Enlightenment

Submission + - Giant squid caught near Japan

Frankenbuffer writes: Researchers on a quest to find a live giant squid succeeded in filming one south of Tokyo. They used a smaller bait squid to lure the giant squid to the water's surface. [Globe & Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM .20061222.wbigsquid1222/BNStory/Science/home%5D

The giant squid, a young female about 7 metres long, put up quite a fight as it was brought aboard the research vessel. It died in the process. The researchers believe that giant squid may be more plentiful that believed previously.
Sony

Submission + - Sony shares plunge over PS3 worries

Frankenbuffer writes: The Globe and Mail has an interesting article today [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGA M.20061003.gtsony1003/BNStory/Technology/home] on how overheating was the bane of the PS3 at a recent expo in Japan. Maybe the PS3 is hotter than Wii think!

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