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Sunday, November 12, 2006

UofA sues artist for paintings. Having grown up in Alabama and seen many of these things, they're clearly commercial, but does that make them less art, less entitled to protection?

Google sued again in advance of YouTube takeover.
YouTube self-censors what appears to be a pretty dramatic way in response to a DMCA complaint.

Attempt to end next format war. I don't know how much this will help, as you'll still have to have separate lasers, which aren't cheap.

Walkman creator leaves Sony.

New tactic in countering RIAA lawsuits: excessive damages.

Sony's YouTube equivalent offers 100 famous clips for free. I can see this really working as a marketing tool, but it sounds like they're doing this in a very lukewarm fashion. If they picked right, though, they could easily drive sales of DVDs that people have forgotten about but used to love.



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