2002 June 4 Links

(entry last updated: 2002-06-04 21:39:38)

So far, today’s links seem to focus on ReplayTV and Sonicblue’s release of the new 4500. There’s also an interesting analysis of the legal circumstances of those who post online directions to defeat Key2Audio with a magic marker, based on consultations with the Berkman Center at Harvard. And some interesting stuff on digital movie theatres

(5 items listed below)

  • Slashdot discusses the EULA that comes with the new ReplayTV – while it looks onerous, other posters point out that the TiVo agreement is no different.
    Update: Came across this article at Electronic Business [local PDF] that discusses DVRs, with a great table at the bottom describing the cost to put one together – compare to some Slashdot comments.

  • Wired.com adds to the discussion of ReplayTV by discussing the differences between the approach of music sharing companies (e.g., Napster) and that of Sonicblue. In particular, allies are cited, with some interesting revenue statistics comparing consumer electronics with the movie industry.

  • SiliconValley.com, the e-version of the San Jose Mercury News, has an article on the effects of P2P on security at businesses. Ties back to other articles in this vein – for example, this Slashdot discussion; also this CNet article.

  • The Slate Explainer column attempts to answer the provocative question Can You Violate Copyright Law With a Magic Marker?
  • The New York Times adds their 2 cents worth on the Eminem/Gracenote issue that started up last week.
  • A couple of Slashdot links that should make you think about what digital movie projection might mean to the cinema. First, look at this Flash demonstration of the basic technology (follow this link, then click on "launch the demo") – pretty cool. Now, take a look at the Slashdot discussion I got that link from – a look at whether this technology will beat out LCDs for display technology. Finally, we bring you an "Ask Slashdot" inquiry by a student at a UC Davis asking about whether Campus Cinema (the student-run campus movie program) should invest in a digital projection system – think about the distribution effects, then read some of the comments.