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And what would Hilary Rosen say about the Jewish Radio Project?
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Sorry if this pisses you off, but David Rees’s latest “Get Your War On” comics summarize everything I could ever want to say about the rise of both Poindexter and Kissinger in this current administration (not to mention the spinelessness of the current Democratic “leadership.”). Support GYWO any way you can!
The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights Ed Felten’s tinkering efforts.
The New York Times suggests that the biggest worry for musicians arising from online filesharing is the spread of incomplete or demo versions on songs.
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At least it’s not going to end up a porno portal!
Happy Thanksgiving from Paris!
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Donna had another jam-packed entry yesterday. ZDNet cites the public release of the MPEG-4 spec, with all licensing settled – will it be enough to set the next standard, or is WMA already too entrenched?
LawMeme points to a Law.com article on a SESAC victory – a look at the mechanics of royalty. Larry Lessig points to some work done at the Berkeley Center on Law and Technology on a question raised during the Eldred arguments – what about the 1976 Copyright extension?
And The Register has some nice coverage (and letters) of the RIAA/US Naval Academy fight.
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Being away means that sometimes the best strategy is just to point to other’s good work. For example, Donna’s latest at Copyfight covers several important topics. The deconstruction of Peter Chernin’ speech is particularly nice. And it’ll be interesting to see how long the Globe link to Jonathan’s editorial lasts.
Equally interesting is John Ashcroft’s position on Internet surveillance, circa 1997. Wonder if he and Poindexter have talked this over?
Amy Harmon of the NYTimes writes up the plight of the Middies as their computers are confiscated so their instructors can look for pirated music files. The NYTimes also reports that Bertelsmann is turning CDNow over to Amazon to run. And an interesting conference at Columbia (The New Gatekeepers) that examines art and copying in the digital age is written up as well.
And, with the Christmas season upon us, the music industry’s practice of the re-release (special or otherwise) gets a surprisingly sharp look. And, in case you missed it, the new Shania Twain album has a couple of twists in music sales innovation.
I have to get ready for class, but a look at Slashdot reveal that the posting of DeCSS at the LiViD www site has been found to be OK according to the California court – using it is still up in the air, of course.
Back from class to find that a bunch of stuff has been posted over at Wired: KaZaA may be in trouble again this time; Brad King profiles the upcoming Congress’ players in the digital policy arena; and Sklyarov’s visa has been approved so he can now try to attend the trial in which he and his employer play a big role. *Whew* – I’m going home…….
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I’m out of town, so I can only supply highlights, I’m afraid. But there are some must-reads out there
And it looks like Declan is starting to think that it’s not possible just to program our way out of our difficulties.
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Politech has Peter Chernin’s Comdex keynote, The Problem With Stealing
A look at just how bad the government decision-making can get when the sponsor knows what the answer is supposed to be is supplied by the New York Times article on the DARPA eDNA initiative.
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Getting ready for my next trip – this time, I’m going to be pretty scarce for the next week.
Sony seems to be getting ready to make a major push – to cut off its own nose to spite its face.
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The Register discusses the "Darknet" – sounds like a great name for a weblog …. or, as Dave Barry might say, a rock band!
And it looks like TPP alum Alan Davidson is going to have a busy day! Not to mention the lucky attendees at today’s Revenge of the Blog get-together. LawMeme posts and links from the event A,B,C,D,E,F.
Interesting – BMG talks about changing their royalty accounting practices. And *shock* – a TCS article that supports P2P? Moreover, a series of conservatives coming down in the side of Eldred? Quite a day!
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The Register gives a summary of the Microsoft Darknet paper from the ACM DRM Workshop (cited in yesterday’s links)
That RIAA never misses a trick; read this for a look at the extent to which they’ll go to make a point.
The NYTimes discusses a plan for a significant change in the architecture of the internet (since discarded).
BMG, a record company whose parent is in serious economic straits, announces a plan to change their royalty accounting practices to clarify revenue for artists – looking for some defections? On a related note, EMI is not that happy in general with CD sales.
Stunners will never cease. Tech Central Station, a WWW site whose politics are never hard to miss, actually has an article suggesting that there’s something about P2P that merits defending in the face of the legal onslaught of the Copyright Cabal.
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Well, the crush is over for the moment.
FatWallet is being told that price lists are copyrighted, and protected under the DMCA? Time to start commenting!
And Microsoft tells us to "beware the dark net"
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The Register reports that FatWallet, a site where people pass around price information, has been ordered to cease and desist in their copyright infringement under the DMCA. The LawMeme article points to other reports on Slashdot and elsewhere. The Boing Boing lnk – and there’s a New York Times article, too
The Register also has an article arguing that the RIAA is behind the recent split in the webcasting community over the current royalty structure.
Cory Doctorow points to the Microsoft "Dark Net" paper presented at the recent ACM digital rights management conference – a Palladium push wrapped up in a very striking discussion of content delivery in the digital age.
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I’m up to my neck in alligators, but everyone’s talking about this piece by one of the most well-known Apple advocates, wherein he decries the problems with the DMCA.