[BALU] DRM enforced on storage?
panzermkz at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 12 13:35:05 CST 2007
yea noticed that earlier.
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> Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 08:42:39 -0600
> From: jgoodguy at charter.net
> To: members at lists.bham-lug.org
> Subject: [BALU] DRM enforced on storage?
> from http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/networking/?p=407&tag=nl.e040
> "I just read an article
> off unsuspecting consumers to Western Digital’s network storage problems.
> Western Digital’s ‘My Book World Edition
> <http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=347>’ is
> specifically designed to make peoples life easier. The sales page tells
> people: “This storage system and all the files on it are always
> accessible when you need them, even when your local computer is turned
> off,” and “Listen to your music while on vacation”. It’s impossible to
> miss the box advertising the My Book as having enough storage for
> 250,000 MP3’s or 400 hours of DVD quality video. Now that all sounds
> pretty standard so what’s the problem?
> Tucked away deep inside the Western Digital support site is a list of 38
> types of media file that can’t be accessed via the WD Anywhere Access
> feature. The list
> is extensive and includes all popular file types such as AAC, MP3, MOV,
> WMV and WMA. So if you buy one of these how exactly are you going to
> “listen to your music while on vacation”? Western Digital claim this
> restriction is ‘Due to unverifiable media license authentication’. This
> really does raise the question of whose job it is to police the
> enforcement of digital rights. Should we be stopped from copying MP3
> files to USB keys or memory sticks? Will software companies start
> blocking the transfer of media files over HTTP and FTP just in case they
> aren’t licensed?"
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