(entry last updated: 2002-09-25 15:51:18)
Sorry – it’s going to be another hit-and-run kind of day for me. There are a couple things brewing, though, that merit mention.
The New York Times has a couple of things, including an article saying that service-for-fee music delivery may be turning the corner. Also Congressional hearings into broadcasting start up today.
Collusion is claimed in the video on demand business. And more effort via music giveaways to get people into the Microsoft DRM camp. And, in this article from Yahoo!, recording artists ask for help from the CA legislature.
And, tragically, the copyright on silence is that much closer to (legal) reality.
Yow! Ernest Miller gets cited in a Salon article on DVD commentary tracks.
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- Maybe it’s just me, but this article from the New York Times telling me that for-fee music services are turning the corner just seems a little to unctuous. The Slashdot discussion is just starting now, and looks to be heated. And here’s a newswire article on a recent KPMG report that says the RIAA has trouble coming (since this wire report is at News.Com, it should persist, versus the Yahoo! one from earlier today). The ZDNet version has TalkBacks.
- Billy Tauzin anf the broadcast flag are on tap here, with another Alan Davidson cite.
- An online vieo firm is suing the studios’ new joint effort, claiming collusion in restraint of trade.
- The Register reports on another CD giveaway to entice users to “upgrade” to the latest in Microsoft DRM. See also this article
- This kuro5hin piece on DRM is interesting mostly for the comments. Note that I’m not unique in suggesting the rise of offshore hardware sales in the face of Palladium/LaGrande.
- Billboard offers up more info on the artists/royalties hearings in CA.
- And this tidbit from Billboard also points out that silence now has an author – good thing Ionesco is dead!
- The Shifted Librarian points us all to Opposing Copyright Extension site at Arizona State University (my apologies for my earlier misattribution!).
- Wired says that the deal with Tiscali mean that KaZaA is upping the ante in the music distribution wars
- The hard copy interview with Rep. Berman in the October Wired is online too
- The game of creating your own DVD commentary has been developing for a while. This article from Salon includes quotes from LawMeme‘s Ernest Miller (a related LawMeme article on DVDs)