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Friday, March 10, 2006

Wired News:
The bad news is digital-rights management technologies will probably make your homebrew PVR obsolete faster than you can say "Super Bowl Sunday." - TiVo to Allow Verizon Customers To Program DVRs Via Cellphones
Today, the company will announce a deal with Verizon Wireless that turns an everyday device -- the cellphone -- into a novel remote control for TiVo recorders.

Pope Benedict to Receive Nasty Letter from RIAA?. Copyfight: the politics of IP
As the blogger notes, it's unlikely that these tracks were individually paid for, as the RIAA would have us do. We can barely wait until the Cartel's jihad reaches the Holy See.

Lawrence Lessig
Here’s the text of a letter I’ve sent to Congresswoman Lofgren and Congressman Boucher — the two key leaders on all things good re copyright in Congress — about the Copyright Office’s Orphan Works Report. No one will like me for this letter.
This rule means that the copy-right owner bears some burden (the burden of maintaining accessibility) as a condition of getting the full benefits of copyright law's protection.
I would suggest you modify the term that triggers an obligation on the copyright owner from 50 years to 14 years.



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