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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Post-exam postings

Free Internet TV.

Broadcast Flag takes a hit. Phew.

Contributory infrigement.

Amusing anecdote about the pressures on filesharers. All of these studies have the same serious methodological flaw, though--if the effect of a warning letter is to move students towards harder-to-detect methods of filesharing, shouldn't the activity be harder to measure as well?

The perils of hoarding data. It's well-known that Microsoft tolerated individual piracy in the early days, even while railing against it, to gain market share. The SciFi Channel seems to understand this.

2005 Wired Rave Awards. Pages 6, 7, and 12 are IP-related.

How to get paid for content when content is free. If this works, it could be the start of a new era. But it seems highly unlikely.

Wired on Podcasting.

Radio revival.

Nice example of how the web, combined with authorship- rather than ownership-style reuse and IP policies allows for tremendous innovation. I'm not a big fan of this particular presentation--I rejected it as useful some weeks ago from a photojournalism perspective--but the concept is sound. A 4x4 grid would be much more useful, because the pictures have no impact in their current, tiny size. WP and AP have had week-in-photos for a long time now, and I started one at the DP. It quickly became one of the most popular areas of

Prime candidate for a joycott? After 60 years it should be in the public domain anyway.

That wonderful corporate infringer does it again. Google Movies.

Label-free bands. If it's really this easy to get your track into iTMS, Napster, et. al, and the only real reason the middlemen labels exist any more are for distribution reasons, is this the death-knell? Concerts are still huge business, and still organized by major promoters, but I'm not sure how closely they are tied to the labels.

Russia may go after

Radio Revolution: The Coming Age of Unlicensed Wireless. From 2003.

Remixer releases new album for free in 50 snippets.



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