2002 November 11 [10:02 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-11-11 14:52:25)
An excellent op-ed piece by Ernest Miller (of LawMeme fame).
(thanks, Ernest!) And MIT gets some nasty press and commentary over digital TV standards.
Movielink goes live - for those of you with the appropriate software, of course (something weird with Doc’s weblog and the permalink for this - search for "Earth to Hollywood") - and a Slate piece says it’s all for show. And the Times has an interesting article on what online CD sellers are facing in this market climate. And the transcript of a cell-phone conversation (LawMeme writeup)
Looks like Declan’s refining his politico-geek message - and did he read the Friday log <G> And New Scientist suggests that research will get P2P around Berman-Coble.
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Ernest Miller gives an excellent example of the way in which copyright holders are working to use the law to maintain their control over consumers via technological alienation. (Because it’s the LATimes, the link will eventually die, so here’s a local PDF.) The LawMeme story includes other links. Glenn Reynolds posts his thoughts
- The movie studios’ foray into online distribution goes online today - Slashdot discussion. SFGate’s article; CNet’s coverage summarizes the hardware and software requirements Wired News’ coverage is this sparse AP Wire piece. But this insightful Slate piece suggests that Movielink is just window-dressing - expected to fail, but giving Hollywood a hip image while selling something no one actually wants.
The New York Times describes the declining sales picture for the online CD retailer, and what Amazon’s relative success in maintaining sales volume means for the future.
- Declan McCullagh calls for more savvy political action in the digital community. (The HTML is a little less messed up in the CNet version.)
Although it’s a little premature to claim that P2P will be unhackable, this article from New Scientist shows why the escalation of threat on one side (e.g., Berman-Coble) will be met with innovation and escalation on the other side as well.