Catching Up [9:51 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-06-22 12:28:10)
I have discovered that, until I get a laptop with a keyboard that is a little larger, it’s just impossible to imagine trying to get things done on the road - it’s great to be home!
I hope that this’ll get me caught up - I have homework to do for my upcoming course!!
(11 items listed below)
So, the Copyright Office has released the Libarian’s take on webcasting licenses. As a consequence, I have split up the links into two new categories: version 1 and version 2 of the licensing proposals.
- A good article anticipating the ruling is given in the Christian Science Monitor
- The new royalty rates are here and here’s the initial Slashdot discussion, with links to other news items.
- The chorus of complaints emerge almost immediately at the New York Times, Wired, CNet, and kuro5hin. More continue to develop: SFGate
- The Register starts to count of the companies going off the "air" (also here, including a link to a strong discussion by Doc Searls on the subject)
- Doc Searls has a deeper piece on the implications of the royalties, connecting it to a larger question of star making as a business model. Worth a close read!
- Speculation continues to emerge as the Harry Potter DVD’s lack of Macrovision is tested and discussed.
- The fact that National Public Radio is trying to regulate deep linking into its site has a lot of people riled up. Cory Doctorow takes it to a new level. Slashdot’s has an early discussion with links. GrepLaw gives Slashdot the credit for breaking the story>
- AOL’s music downloading service (unprotected?) is in the news.
- Another example of magic accounting, this time the costs of TV piracy.
- Came across an old Time Europe article on Dmitry Sklyarov
- Another class action lawsuit filed suggesting that copy protected CDs are defective goods (Slashdot discussion). Also listed here with another discussion.
- The AudioGalaxy settlement with a Slashdot discussion. LawMeme also covers.
kuro5hin has an article by an ex-programmer from AudioGalaxy, bemoaning the turn of events.
Another look at the "first sale" doctrine (last time was Amazon and used books), but there’s a new discussion on collecting royalties for resale of used CDs (Slashdot discussion) The San Diego Union-Tribune has another article.
Is the Web getting too controlled? Attendees at the recent Internet Society Conference think so.