Google ups DRM efforts with e-books & online video

I just posted the article Google ups DRM efforts with e-books & online video.

Google continues to work towards protecting its online ventures, including using digital rights management (DRM) online video, e-books, and other consumer services. Specifically, Google recently strengthened its online video services and e-book efforts as the company embraces new technologies.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/google-ups-drm-efforts-with-e-books-online-video-37439/](http://www.myce.com/news/google-ups-drm-efforts-with-e-books-online-video-37439/)

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“Once a book has been purchased, it can be added to an online library tied to a Google account — and it can be shared on devices with Web access.”

In other words, GOOGLE will specifically tie your PRIVATE (assumed) collection of books in with your Gmail account, which will link said books to YOU. Most of you haven’t a clue that Google is basically wearing a harlequin smiley-face mask, but what lurks behind it is nothing but corp greed, “evil” and a nefarious data-mining operation under the guise of a “search” utility. Your private (assumed) searches are literally what you are thinking; completely unfiltered and able to be tied to patterns of though and intention. This is how they will build such a detailed data-based, along with your phone conversations, in which AT&T and many other corps have been found GUILTY of allowing the govt to split the data at the backbone, store and then ANALYZE it for key words, phrases and anything else the NSA/CIA/etc., are looking for. Phone + ISP data + search queries = “YOU.” Very scary…
_Once they accumulate, process, PROFILE and eventually break down your data-identity… They’ll sell off their search portion of the corp to another closely tied subsidiary, which will take over the seemingly benign roll of “search page,” while “Google” starts SELLING your profiles to not only big-advertising and marketing, but ALSO to the GOVERNMENT and the myriad of agencies that have a vested interest in cataloging EVERY SINGLE PERSON in the nation into a shared data-base. Who you might ask, will be using the database; why your federal and LOCAL law-enforcement agencies. Which by then, WILL be integrated and linked into all of those tiny little SPY-GLOBE CCTV cameras you now see showing up EVERYWHERE!
_The newest line of software makes it completely unnecessary to upgrade hardware for the cameras to RECOGNIZE YOUR FACE—PEOPLE! Yes they are going to start tracking and tracing everyone, passively at first; using it just like in Vanilla-Sky where Tom Cruise gets iris scanned in the shopping malls… eventually everywhere he goes he is flooded with custom tailored ads based on his “profile,” human-behavioral traits and characteristics. Inevitably this technology will be used to automate all kinds of once private and manually actuated functions such as; cashless society, ID checks, travel details, personal expenditures etc.

Does all of this sound like quackery yet? Course it does, but LOOK at the PROGRESS of said technology; just what do you think they are going to be doing with all of these cameras that can detect faces, RFID chips, finger prints and now even BIO-RHYTHMIC movements. Yes ALL humans have a unique way that they move their arms, legs, torso, even their feet as they move. Ever looked at someone you know from a distance, but you couldn’t see their face, but something about that person led you to believe that it was someone you know? It’s your mind innately recognizing those that you are familiar with based on their movement patterns… Yep 1984, and a GATTACA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gattaca) style society of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc., “classes” will be established.

H3ll, we ALREADY have a semi GATTACA style society now, it’s called “socieo-economic CLASS structuring.” The wealthy > rich> Nouveau Riche > Bourgeois > lower “middle,” aka working middle > low-wage slaves… Yes we ALREADY have this class structure; it’s just that people are too politically-corrected to acknowledge just where on the totem-pole they actually ARE. Remember, CREDIT CARDS to NOT give you a class status above what actual amount of liquid capital you have; property, coins, precious metals, artwork etc… Things of REAL value, not pieces of paper that can be in/deflated in value at a whim. BUY GOLD/SILVER PLEASE! For over 6000YRS (fact) gold has always been of high value. Why do you think the govt seized all of the gold they could back in the 1900s (http://www.scribd.com/doc/31291792/The-U-S-Constitution-and-Money-Part-9-the-Gold-Seizure)

Okay enough, you get the point; “Google” is about as “good” as a typical politician/snake-oil salesman… STOP SUPPORTING these phony “don’t be evil” charlatans before it’s too late.

-WHO…

For reading material, unless it is freely distributed (e.g. like this story published here), I prefer to have physical written material if I pay for it, whether it is a book, newspaper, etc.

Sure, eBooks save carrying bulky reading material around and you can buy them without going to a shop or waiting for an online order to arrive. That’s about it!

DRM on an eBook means [B]D[/B]odgy [B]R[/B]eading [B]M[/B]aterial:

[ul]
[li]You can’t easily lend an eBook to a friend. [/li][li]Books are more robust. E.g. a thin book will keep a chair from wobbling. Try that with an eBook reader. :)[/li][li]As proven already with DRM-infected music, you could lose all your reading material if the DRM server is shut down. Remember MSN music?[/li][li]When you’re finished with the book, you can’t even donate it to a charity, 2nd hand shop, etc. or even just simply leave it behind on a bench to pass it on. [/li][li]You can’t buy eBooks cheaply second hand. In fact, if eBooks do become very popular, expect to see second hand book shops to disappear and for physical books to become more expensive as they become collector items[/li][li]If you lose your eBook reader, you’re more out of pocket than losing a book. [/li][li]eBooks are generally not cheaper than physical books and are less likely to be available on special offer. [/li][li]There is no real such thing as a “clearance” or “Closing down” sale on eBooks.[/li][/ul]

[QUOTE=Seán;2562029]
[li]You can’t easily lend an eBook to a friend.
[/li][li]As proven already with DRM-infected music, you could lose all your reading material if the DRM server is shut down. Remember MSN music?
[/li][li]When you’re finished with the book, you can’t even donate it to a charity, 2nd hand shop, etc. or even just simply leave it behind on a bench to pass it on.
[/li][li]You can’t buy eBooks cheaply second hand. In fact, if eBooks do become very popular, expect to see second hand book shops to disappear and for physical books to become more expensive as they become collector items
[/li][li]eBooks are generally not cheaper than physical books and are less likely to be available on special offer.
[/li][li]There is no real such thing as a “clearance” or “Closing down” sale on eBooks.
[/li][/list][/QUOTE]

That is why all these companies are pushing for digital distribution. BestBuy only have a few aisles of movies, video games. I hope there is room for both ways, but i don’t like what i am seeing.