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New iTunes DRM \"report\" prompts denial

updated 02:15 pm EST, Tue November 8, 2005

iTunes DRM humor

SunnComm today , claims that SunnComm was working with its competitor Macrovision to develop new DRM technology. The presumably fictional new software was said to be keyed to Microsoft's Power Management technology, issuing forth a 125-volt "anti-p2p DRM charge" into the computer chassis when users attempt to play unauthorized iTunes tracks. The column also says that starting December 1st, all iTunes downloads will carry a new kind of Fair Play DRM, a direct negative feedback 'watermark' recognized by Fair Play earbuds that instructs the headphones to emit a piercing, high-pitched scream in stereo at 250 decibels when an iPod user attempts to play an iTunes track not sanctioned by Organized Music (EMI Group, Vivendi Universal, Warner Music).




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  1. l008com

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    wow

    and this is news?

  1. porieux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    uh

    not funny

  1. jhorvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Sounds like a lawsuit

    Sounds like a lawsuit developing if this kind of DRM is implemented. Destroying a persons ears with a deafening 250dB sound would definately cost a company a lot of trouble. Destroying someones property would also cause a lot of trouble. That would be like putting a bomb in your car for an alarm system. If a person steals it then it blows up. I believe there is a booby trap law that prevents such extreme measures. It sounds like there needs to be such laws for the DRM as well.

  1. t_hah

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    How is this a news story?

    Or are you guys starting to publish non-news related articles as well?

  1. jrbm689

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    This is news?

    THIS JUST IN AT RESPECTABLE NEWS SOURCE "THE ONION..."

  1. zac4mac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Jeebus y'all are gullibl

    nuff said

  1. Eriamjh

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    120V DRM?

    Suckers! It's fake!

  1. corsair

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Impossible

    On a different article at Slashdot, someone pointed out that the loudest sound possible is just under 200dB because at that point the sound pressure extent is already a vacuum. So this 250dB report is a dead giveaway that it's bogus.

  1. beverson

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: impossible

    You needed a geeky Slashdot explanation about sound pressure and vacuums to know this was fake??

    With the shocking, and the screaming, and the stealing of music, and my eardrums are shredded to glavin!

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