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wtf- no more western digital drives for me.
« on: December 07, 2007, 11:29:50 AM »

http://blog.wired.com/gad...7/12/western-digital.html
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Re: wtf- no more western digital drives for me.
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 11:34:07 AM »

I wonder how much WD was paid off by the RIAA.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 05:04:35 PM »

That HD in on clearance in 2 months...
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Re: wtf- no more western digital drives for me.
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 05:14:02 PM »

DMCA aside, WD has partnered with an authorized copyright warehouse/vendor and implemented a safeguard to prevent copyright infringement acts that you yourself condemn.  And you have a problem with it?
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 05:16:16 PM »

DMCA aside, WD has partnered with an authorized copyright warehouse/vendor and implemented a safeguard to prevent copyright infringement acts that you yourself condemn.  And you have a problem with it?

My issue, unless I misunderstand it won't allow even over my internal network at home. I don't agree with P2P file sharing. Just my opinion.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 05:30:09 PM »

Then perhaps one of you computer-literate folks can explain exactly what it does and does not block?  What sorts of things would a person want to do with a particular file that this device would prevent?  (I'm probably just too far behind the times to get what all a man can do with a video file.)
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007, 05:36:21 PM »

Then perhaps one of you computer-literate folks can explain exactly what it does and does not block?  What sorts of things would a person want to do with a particular file that this device would prevent?  (I'm probably just too far behind the times to get what all a man can do with a video file.)

The example I think of is... I have my iTunes library on an external hard drive and I can access it from any computer in my house via my little network. If I understand this correctly, that would cease. I would have to store it locally on each computer, doubling the HD space it takes. The trouble (again as I understand) is it can't differentiate between internal networks and external.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007, 07:38:19 PM »

For what it's worth:

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Due to unverifiable media license authentication, the following file types cannot be shared by different users using WD Anywhere Access.

If these file types are on a share on the WD My Book World Edition system and another user accesses the share, these file will not be displayed for sharing. Any other file types can be shared using WD Anywhere Access.

File Extension    ...  File Description
AAC    Advanced Audio Coding
AIF    Audio Interchange File
AIFC    Audio Interchange File
AIFF    Audio Interchange File Format
AMF    DSMIA/Asylum Module File
ASF    Advanced Streaming Format
ASX    Advanced Stream Redirector
AVI    Audio Video Interleave
CDA    CD Audio
DVI    DivX AVI
DIVX    DivX AVI
FAR    Farandoyle Tracker Music Module
IT    Impulse Tracker
ITZ    Impulse Tracker
KAR    Karaoke MIDI
MDZ    Cubic Player/Cross-View Music Module Description
MOV    QuickTime Video
MP1    MPEG Layer 1 (Audio)
MP2    MPEG Layer 2 (Audio)
MP3    MPEG Layer 3 (Audio)
MP4    MPEG Layer 4 (Video)
MPA    MPEG Audio Stream, Layer I, II or III
MPE    MPEG Video
MPEG    MPEG Video
MPG    MPEG Video
MPGA    MPEG Layer 3 (Audio Stream)
MPV2    MPEG Audio Stream, Layer II
OGG    OGG Bitstream
OKT    Oktalyzer Tracker Module
PTM    PTM - Poly Tracker Module (Audio)
QT    QuickTime Video
QT1    QuickTime Video
VOB    Video Object (DVD Video)
VOC    Creative Labs Sound
WM    Windows Media Audio or Video
WMA    Windows Media Audio
WMV    Windows Media Video
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2007, 07:44:23 PM »

Patent attorneys.   Roll Eyes

Wet blanket on any DRM beyaatch session.  I shun them.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2007, 07:44:45 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2007, 08:02:54 PM »

Yeah, yeah.  Just trying to point out that there seem to be some specific requirements before the blocking is invoked:
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Due to unverifiable media license authentication, the following file types cannot be shared by different users using WD Anywhere Access.

If these file types are on a share on the WD My Book World Edition system and another user accesses the share, these file will not be displayed for sharing. Any other file types can be shared using WD Anywhere Access.

Don't know what "on a share" means or how the MyBook distinguishes "different" users, but they do seem to be something above merely one guy trying to access his own files over his own network.
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Re: wtf- no more western digital drives for me.
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2007, 08:05:30 PM »

Yeah, yeah.  Just trying to point out that there seem to be some specific requirements before the blocking is invoked:
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Due to unverifiable media license authentication, the following file types cannot be shared by different users using WD Anywhere Access.

If these file types are on a share on the WD My Book World Edition system and another user accesses the share, these file will not be displayed for sharing. Any other file types can be shared using WD Anywhere Access.

Don't know what "on a share" means or how the MyBook distinguishes "different" users, but they do seem to be something above merely one guy trying to access his own files over his own network.

thats what they want you to think.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2007, 12:22:05 AM »

if i buy the hardware (to do so), and i have mp3s i legally obtained,  i damn well better be able to move them from pc to pc on my internal SAN (not really a LAN!)  .  what is the point of having a netoworkable (HOME!) pc hard drive other than to share media between boxes?
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2007, 08:00:00 AM »

if i buy the hardware (to do so), and i have mp3s i legally obtained,  i damn well better be able to move them from pc to pc on my internal SAN (not really a LAN!)  .  what is the point of having a netoworkable (HOME!) pc hard drive other than to share media between boxes?


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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2007, 08:02:25 PM »

I've had a few WD drives go belly up, for me, in the last few years. i won't be using them anymore.
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