from articles like the one at Wired News today that this DCMA thing is starting to spin out of control a little bit. And once something’s out of control, even supporters have to wonder what they have wrought.
published an interesting update on Minitel today. It’s interesting to note that as the internet moves from the desktop to other devices (in addition to the desktop, this ain’t no zero-sum game), these other environments (phones, PDAs, etc.) are quite similar to what minitel has always offered. Hmmm. Back to the future indeed.
by Brad King in Wired News today that invokes that old bugaboo convergence in its title (Subscribing to Convergence Theory), but then implicitly redefines (or inches in that direction) ‘convergence’ such that it is hardly recognizable. The ‘classic’ idea of convergence might be called the single box model – in other words, media pipes will eventually converge in one box that serves as the delivery medium. King’s article discusses convergence as something quite different – and some might say antithetical to the ‘classic’ model. It’s interesting to think of convergence – which I’ve long maintained is a bankrupt, counter-factual concept, as something defined at the level of content, rather than delivery.
in Wired News today: Record Industry Plays Both Sides.
“We find it exquisitely ironic that the recording industry tries to define the sound recording license (the one it owns) as narrowly as they can for webcasters, but the publisher’s license (the one it pays royalties on) as broadly as possible,” said Jonathan Potter, executive director of the Digital Media Association (DiMA).