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Sam Bennighof 1. “Another Tages blunder | MyCE – My Consumer Electronics,” http://www.myce.com/article/Another-Tages-blunder-212/. 2. “Assassin's Creed II PC's DRM Sounds As Pleasant As A Stab In The Neck,” http://kotaku.com/5474209/assassins-creed-ii-pcs-drm-sounds-as-pleasant-as-a-stab-in-the- neck. 3. “Brad Wardell on Spore DRM and the Gamer's Bill of Rights,” http://www.1up.com/news/brad- wardell-spore-drm-gamer. 4. “Codewheels, Manual-Look Ups, and Other "Features": Old School Copy Protection | Armchair Arcade,” http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/726. 5. “DRM Issues Spoil Steam Holiday Sale - Shacknews - PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360 and Wii video game news, previews and downloads,” http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/56582. 6. “EA Hit with Class Action Lawsuit over Spore DRM,” http://www.1up.com/news/hit-class- action-lawsuit-spore. 7. “EFF lambastes Sony over PS3 cracking suit - News at GameSpot,” http://www.gamespot.com/news/6286809.html. 8. “egosoft.com :: View topic - Activation - Any other ideas?,” http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=230592. 9. “"Fear This!" Says the Pirate Bay, Hinting at a New Music Site,” http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/targeting_music_industry_fears_the_pirate_bay_hint.ph p. 10. “Gamasutra - News - Ubisoft Removes Constant Online Authentication DRM For PC Games,” http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/32261/Ubisoft_Removes_Constant_Online_Authenticati on_DRM_For_PC_Games.php. 11. “Internet Archive gets DMCA exemption to help archive Vintage Software | MyCE – My Consumer Electronics,” http://www.myce.com/news/Internet-Archive-gets-DMCA-exemption- to-help-archive-Vintage-Software-8868/. 12. “iTunes Store goes DRM-free | Music and Audio | Macworld,” http://www.macworld.com/article/137946/2009/01/itunestore.html. 13. Eric Pfanner, “Music Industry Braces for the Unthinkable,” The New York Times, January 23, 2011, sec. Technology, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/technology/24music.html. 14. “Pirate Bay Loses A Lawsuit; Entertainment Industry Loses An Opportunity | Techdirt,” http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090417/0129274535.shtml. 15. “Pirate Bay on IFPI lawsuit: Labels can "go screw themselves",” http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2008/04/pirate-bay-on-ifpi-lawsuit-labels-can-go- screw-themselves.ars. 16. “PS3 hackers make breakthroughs - Report - News at GameSpot,” http://www.gamespot.com/news/6286071.html. 17. “Rumor: Ubisoft's New DRM Scheme Already Torpedoed By Pirates,” http://kotaku.com/5485179/rumor-ubisofts-new-drm-scheme-already-torpedoed-by-pirates. 18. “Sometimes I go into rage fugues… | The Spoony Experiment,” http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/04/18/sometimes-i-go-into-rage-fugues/. 19. “Sony sues PS3 hackers - News at GameSpot,” http://www.gamespot.com/news/6286248.html. 20. “Sony's back for more, running BioShock DRM with a rootkit -- Engadget,” Sam Bennighof http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/25/sonys-back-for-more-running-bioshock-drm-with-a- rootkit/. 21. “Tages DRM - Thousands of gamers can't play their purchases - Digg,” http://digg.com/news/gaming/Tages_DRM_Thousands_of_gamers_can_t_play_their_purchases. 22. “TAGES DRM Please Be Advised - Product Review,” http://www.hawkee.com/shop/review/319934/. 23. “Ubisoft DRM PC game servers under attack . . . again [Update],” http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/03/08/ubisoft-drm-pc-gameservers-under-attack-again/. 24. “Ubisoft Making Emergency Changes To PC DRM,” http://kotaku.com/5485359/ubisoft-making-emergency-changes-to-pc-drm. 25. “Vintage Computing and Gaming | Archive » [ Retro Scan of the Week ] Flying Disks of Formaster,” http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/634. 26. “Vintage Computing and Gaming | Archive » Old-School PC Copy Protection Schemes,” http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/174. 27. “X3: Terran Conflict | The Spoony Experiment,” http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/04/15/x3-terran-conflict/. While my admitted bias toward the subject matter led me to find sources that in the majority cast a negative light on the entire practice of DRM, Copy Protection, and harrassment of software and music pirates, a good number of these sources indicated a trend, however gradual, of companies toward the acceptance of the inevitability of piracy and the impossibility of prevention.
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