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Diablo III and “Always On” DRM

[Article first published as Diablo III and “Always On” DRM on Blogcritics.] Over time, publishers have resorted to multiple methods of enforcing digital rights management (DRM) on many forms of media, but it started with games.  Of course this had its humble beginnings…

Microsoft’s New Mobile Phone-Style Xbox Live Contracts no Longer a Rumor

[Article first published as Microsoft’s New Mobile Phone-Style Xbox Live Contracts no Longer a Rumor on Blogcritics.] Over the years, especially in electronics, we’ve all seen changes in how companies charge users.  Fading are the days when a customer would by hard…

More Patent Wars – Motorola’s Unenforceable Injunction against Microsoft

[Article first published as Useless Patent Wars – Motorola Awarded Unenforceable Injunction against Microsoft on Blogcritics.] Every day I peruse the tech news on the interwebs to keep up with what’s going on.  There are usually a few interesting stories on some…

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