I don’t want to go outside, there are scary people out there..

Picked up from Medley, in an article about the Gator lawsuit is this quote: Terence Ross of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the news publishers’ attorney, even told me that he thinks Internet users who configure their browsers to disable graphics (a common tactic to boost the speed of Web surfing) are committing copyright infringement because…

Where are we headed?

Here’s a few thoughts on the current legal and tech scene: What is the best thing about the internet for us, and the worst for Big Media? There are very few barriers to entry when it comes to publishing online. You can do it for very little $$, it doesn’t take special equipment, or licenses….

Coffee notes

Here’s the cool thing about Angela getting a Mac. She’s paying for the machine, and I’m getting the opportunity to add to my own tech knowledge by having access to a Mac for next to nothing. I’ve added the Apple Core to my list of Lockergnome subscriptions and added a copy of Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and…

Just because they couldn’t get any more evil.

For those of you who were wondering why Internet Radio doesn’t just play unsigned bands and avoid the royalties, here’s this little nugget from Mary Wehmeier: Doc has asked the question: Do these webcasting fees only apply to acts signed to RIAA labels? The answer to this is actually not well known, but something I…

Morning news items

Doc is pointing to a NewsWeek piece on Internet Radio. Steven Levy is declaring Oct. 20 the day internet radio will die. (That’s the day the “retroactive payments” come due, and the day most webcasters will simply cease to exist because they can’t afford the payments.) EBay to purchase PayPal. -I’m not sure what to…

Random thoughts

Cory points out the fallacy of broadband becoming more popular when the “content” is available. He’s right, it’s completely wrong. This is the same theory that Hollings’ bill is based on, that once we have secure content, Hollywood and the RIAA will make it available online, and then people will sign up for broadband in…