(entry last updated: 2002-07-08 22:32:33)
Took the weekend off and visited New Hampshire for a little R&R. Frankly, I’m still wiped out after last week, still digesting some of the things I learned. I’m sure I’ll have more to say about it soon. Lots of catching up to do, as well.
On the news front, Palladium continues to hold sway, and Steven Levy has a piece in Newsweek about webcasting with a provocative title. And the broadcast flag gets several interpretations.
Update: Rick Boucher’s MOCA isn’t dead – yet. He’s even elected to take on the CARP webcasting royalty rates, according to his recent pronouncements.
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- Cryptome posts a list of mirrors (the dread Slashdot effect strikes) of the Palladium-related MS patents. With a discussion on Slashdot. Andrew Orlowski publishes a good summary letter, plus all the relevant Register links on Palladium.
- Robert Cringely gives us more on Palladium (and the new MS EULA), as well as discussing his pending video program and his copyright policies.
- Illiad reminds us of the MS EULA on the recent Media Player updates – and there was his earlier look at Palladium
- Infoworld has a weird article on Palladium – suggesting that it’s all way up in the air yet.
- Steven Levy points out in Newsweek the message from the music labels to Net radio: Drop Dead. A more detailed look is here: the final rule for webcasting rates (37 CFR 261) was posted in the Federal Register today. Doc Searls discusses market response in the form of Opendj and Streamer.
- Declan McCullagh writes that Rep. Berman’s anti-P2P bill should be unveiled this week. Is ZDNet offering up a look at the possible Berman future? The most informative part of this ZDNet article is the Talkbacks – the state of the file sharing debate today, summarized in one easy lesson.
- In other Congressional news, Rick Boucher seems to have raised some hackles! Another article describes his plans for the Music Online Competition Act (MOCA)), with an accompanying Slashdot discussion.
- More details on the Danish deep-linking decision of last week is in Wired.
Salon has a pretty sweeping look at the general issue of piracy in China.
- Slashdot covers a kuro5hin story giving a history of AudioGalaxy (posted some time ago) – one insider’s look