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Monday, January 09, 2006

Independent Online Edition > Media
What is innovative is that, after watching the film, you find that if you disagree with its stance you can - with the film-makers' blessing - download the unedited interviews that make up the film and re-use them to cut your own version.

Slashdot | MySpace Users Revolt Against Murdoch
The intervention by News Corp in the traditionally open-access world of the web - in particular the alteration of personal user profiles - provoked a storm of angry posts.

Game Buyers Could Influence New Direction in DVD Format - New York Times
Yet after all the jockeying by these companies, it may be the relatively low-priced video game consoles that tip the balance toward one format - or prolong the stalemate for several more years.

Buying Music From Anywhere and Selling It for Play on the Internet - New York Times
The Orchard is seeking to make money by purchasing music from small independent and foreign labels, and then distributing it to digital music services.

Create an e-annoyance, go to jail | Perspectives | CNET
It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity. - Geist: Tech laws we need
Predicting the future of Canadian technology law is challenging at the best of times, but during an election campaign prognostications are admittedly likely to be about as accurate as a coin flip. With that caveat in mind, I offer up likely developments in the coming year gleaned from a pair of crystal balls — one that assesses what Canada needs and the other what we are likely to get.



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