Topic: Digital Rights
Brewster Kahle offers a tour of present and proposed uses for the open architecture BookServer ecosystem. This project is part of Kahle's quest to provide universal access to all knowledge. As digital librarian and co-founder of the acclaimed Internet Archive, Kahle works for worldwide, distributed publishing environments because he sees them as essential to a rich and democratic digital future.
William Patry has been working with copyright law for 25 years and has a number of observations on this continuously evolving challenge. He says we lose respect for the legal system when we use it to solve business problems. Exploring regulatory capitalism as a tool to shield and protect incumbents and the status quo from competition, he says copyright law doesn't create economic value. Paley sees instead a big need for managerial imagination.
According to Tim O'Reilly, of O'Reilly Media, the Internet is full of information and is capable of using that information to make connections and trends. The real question, as Tim points out, is whether this information will be open sourced, or owned by companies such as Google and Microsoft.
The term "Web 2.0" refers to the changes in the structure and composition of the Internet as it moves toward greater accessibility and participation. In this speech to the Web 2.0 conference, danah boyd, who has spent her professional career researching the Web's development, gives her analysis of where the Internet is headed and how to help it get there.
Join Alex "Sandy" Pentland as he talks about the indoor spaces of the city and the answers that can be gleaned from human movements within the interiors of buildings. From the movement of bees to the layout of boardroom locations, software can be used to predict and prevent communication failures. Tracking organizational and social behavior through data analysis has the potential to improve and perhaps even change the world.
Dr. Moria Gunn tracks down Intelligence and Homeland Security correspondent, Shane Harris, to review information technology and surveillance in America today.
Flat World Knowledge is pioneering a new way to create and distribute textbooks. The model combines open licensing, online access, and print-on-demand. In this week's episode, host Jon Udell discusses the model with co-founder Eric Frank and CTO Jon Williams.
Tech journalist Mitch Ratcliffe discusses the future of books, reading, and publishing. He talks about how Booksahead.com is a platform to discuss authors and publishing, as well as news about the industry. Calling from the 2010 CES he also reviews new mobile devices, including E-Book readers and tablet computers, as well as the Sophie Project, open source software for writing and reading.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with New Yorker Magazine columnist, Ken Auletta about his views on technology and pop culture in his book, Googled:The End of the World as We Know It.
Everyone knows Google crawls websites - but did you know they also crawl your source code? Google's Open Source Programs manager Chris DiBona provides a quick but insightful look into the state of open source code on the Internet.