2002 July 1 Links [7:46 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-07-01 07:46:02)
A quick run through the WWW before heading “up the river” to Harvard. I think the new Microsoft EULA for the Media Player patch is probably the biggest news, and it adds more fuel to the fire developing around Palladium. Also, Listen.com’s deal with the last of the Big 5 leads the NYTimes’ Amy Harmon to guess that the industry is starting to “get it.” We’ll see.
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- BSD Vault broke this story on the new Microsoft EULA that accompanies the Media Player security fix. Slashdot runs with it, and The Register has a story today whose headline really summarizes the content: MS security patch EULA gives Billg admin privileges on your box
- The New York Times reported yesterday that Vivendi and others have been convicted, yet again, of price fixing in CDs. Slashdot discusses.
- A novelty track on a recording (silence) spurs a copyright infringement threat - the Slashdot discussion is funny
- Dave Winer’s followup to the Cringely article I noted on Friday is worth a read.
- Although the points are good, this rant from kuro5hin is a little depressing in that there’s also not much new to the discussion.
- Spheres of Chaos starts up the technological battle to avoid webcasting royalties; Slashdot discusses.
- This article at SFGate says nothing terribly new, but the fact that it’s an AP Wire services report pointing out the conflict between the consumer electronics industry and the “content industries” means that at least the issues around CBDTPA/SSSCA are getting some exposure.
- The New York Times’ Amy Harmon has a very interesting article on the music companies getting into digital distribution (jumping off from this news). Her article suggests that they are ready to change, but there’s a long way to go, IMHO.