Archive for March, 2006

Mark Cuban on DRM

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Mark Cuban’s recent post, Digital Rights Management – The coming collateral damage is a great explanation of the problems that DRM will pose for individuals. There is another dimension to this, which is that libraries, archives, museums and other institutions concerned with cultural preservation will experience this problem on a massive scale. It doesn’t help [...]

Derek Powazek on SXSW

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Derek Powazek has a nice report on a session at SXSW that included a lot of … dialog … with an MPAA representative. It’s a good summary of the widening gap between the draconian approach to copyright taken by the MPAA, and new creatives. Technorati Tags: Austin, copyright

Keepvid.com: Cool, Useful, Free

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Keepvid translates videos back out of “protective” wrappers used by certain online video services into standard video files that can be saved locally. Given the number of sites that take works they don’t own and then try to fence them in with some bogus bit of digital barbed wire, it’s refreshing to see at least [...]

More Upcoming Meetings

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

The number of conferences related to television, archiving, licensing, access, and online video seems to have doubled in the last year. Peter Kaufman and I will be doing two, two-day meetings at WNET in NYC June 5 & 6, and at KQED in San Francisco September 11 & 12. More details to follow. USC is [...]

Section 108 Hearings in LA

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

The Copyright Office and the Section 108 Working Group will be holding hearings in Los Angeles next week. Ensuring a diversity of viewpoints at the meeting would be a good thing, and if you’re a reader of this blog, it’d be good to meet you there.

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting