2002 June 25 Links [7:54 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-06-25 17:23:35)
Followups on the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance, especially a link to Anderson’s paper. And Iliad continues to poke fun at the RIAA. Salon gets onto radio payola again, and more on Palladium from other sources. Update: And RAIN adds something to the webcasting royalty discussion.
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In other words, TCPA appears likely to change the ecology of information goods and services markets so as to favour incumbents, penalise challengers, and slow down the pace of innovation and entrepreneurship. It is also likely to squeeze open systems, and may give rise to serious trade disputes between the USA and the EU.
Iliad continues his Ozzy Meets Hilary series.
- CNet points out that Microsoft is also working the proprietary codec angle to maintain control, just in case Palladium doesn’t pan out.
- ZDNet adds a fair amount on Palladium. (Alan Davidson, TPP alum, is quoted) Most notable is this nugget: "IBM has been shipping a security chip inside its PCs for nearly three years."
- Robert Lemos points out that Microsoft’s assertion that they will publish the source for Palladium flies in the face of their past assertions that open source is bad.
- Donna Wentworth’s Copyfight blog has a discussion of some Eldred amicus briefs, focusing on the conflict between public and private interests, and the perverse effects of current IP law in the digital realm.
- Salon’s Eric Boehlert has a new article on radio, payola and the record industry. And one on a new strategy to keep the ball rolling. Update: Slashdot discussion now up.
- The Radio and Internet Newsletter (RAIN) has an article that suggests the Librarian of Congress was working from a false presumption when basing the rates on the Yahoo! deal.
- Copyfight also points to a report from the American Assembly on the challenges faced by artists under the current copyright regime, and a set of recommendations for future action. A good glossary of terms. The project is described here.