2002 June 12 Links [5:19 pm]
(entry last updated: 2002-06-12 22:11:21)
Schizophrenia rules the day! On one hand, record companies are reportedly moving toward cheap, unfettered downloads, while on the other hand cable companies are talking about blocking P2P - thank goodness I chose DSL!! Update: I can’t believe I left the office without letting everyone know there’s a new sheriff in town to take care of all those broadcasting DRM problems.!
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- Slashdot reports, and discusses, plans by cable companies to block P2P. Sounds like a great way to cut their throats and make DSL providers happy.
- The LATimes is reporting that Sony and Universal are looking at unfettered digital distribution of music this summer. Slashdot has a lame discussion going, but it might get better. On the other hand, part of the problem with the discussion is that it’s focused on the math behind this article.
- Oops! Looks like Canadian law has left an interesting loophole for webcasting of television broadcasts!
- And it appears you cannot copyright the text of state regulation - proposed regulation, however, is OK.
- Toshiba licenses TiVo technology - a new vendor coming?