Jeffrey Powers will give you a Pre-cap of what will the Day in Tech History (www.dayintechhistory.com) podcast will contain. This is also a CC – Share Alike, so use this video for your podcasts or video shows as filler!
Pre-Cap of what you will hear on the Day in Tech History podcast, over on www.dayintechhistory.com
A while ago, I theorized that the entertainment industry’s estimates of lost sales due to file sharing were pretty much pulled out of thin air. I commend this column in the Guardian to your attention. The writer believes pretty much the same thing, but he’s done some research. An excerpt:
This looks interesting: The New York Times reports that RealNetworks is squaring off against the recording industry on copyrights and digital media. Read the full story here. The proximate issue, as the lawyers say, would seem to be, “What constitutes ‘fair use’?” An excerpt: The Seattle-based company is accusing the studios and the (DVD Copy Control) association of violating antitrust law by illegally colluding to stop consumers from making “fair use” copies of their DVDs and to prevent competing DD products from hitting the market. The association manages the technical specifications and security features of DVD discs.
While listening to a story about the Pirate Bay verdict yesterday evening, I started to wonder where the entertainment industry gets its estimates of “lost revenue due to file sharing.” One of the witnesses for the recording industry testifying in the Pirate Bay case said that file sharing costs the recording industry “billions.” I am certain that the number is inflated. More than that, I would bet two of my computers that there is a knowingly flawed assumption behind it. Why? It is to the entertainment industry’s PR interest to make itself out to be the poor victims here, even as they fly to the trials in their private jets.
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI want to start by thanking Jeffrey for giving me the opportunity to contribute to Geekazine. I am an avid consumer of podcasts, both new media (such as the Geekazine Podcast) and old media (such as radio shows). I get to listen to all the stuff I like when I have time to do so. This morning, I listened to a fascinating interview exploring the recording industry and how it got that way. You can go here and search for January 28, 2008 or listen to the Podcast here (MP3). Here’s how the program was described on the website:
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I remember when I got my first MP3. It was 1999, and I was pulling it from a P2P site that doesn’t exist anymore. That, well, and the entire collection of photo shopped Brittany Spears pictures. Back then, rights were being trampled and we did it because we didn’t know better. Nowadays, we have people right and left telling us that downloading music is not legal. Some people have turned to legal methods of music acquisition – 99 cents per song, or through a subscription service like Napster or Rhapsody. Others decided to take their chances and continue downloading and trading music. And because of this, companies have begun the attempt to curb the illegal download of such music. But as they did that, both artists and consumers rights were getting trampled, which lead us to ask the question: Does DRM actually work?
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“Don’t Tase me, Bro.” is being heralded as the top quote of 2007. Who would have guessed that? Well, some tried to in early 2007. Predicting the future is not just a psychics’ job. Then again, we are not predicting – we are analyzing – Seeing trends in the last year to determine what is coming out next year. I went through some of the predictions of 2007. Some were dead on. Social Networking and Apple devices seemed to top the list in this subject. Other predictions – well, not so much. Now we are fast approaching 2008. There is a lot of technology that was debuted in 2007 and since they are still in their infant stages, we will see them ramp into tools that change the way we compute. 2007 was also a year of rethinking. Going Green is one of the ways we rethought things....
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