These Are Not My Shoes Edition
Today’s links of interest:
- Hollywood leans right, too
And we’re all just fed up with those Hollywood Conservatives trying to foist their depraved values on the rest of the country!!
- Patently a problem?
If you look long and hard, everything being done today was patented twenty years ago…and said patents are lying dormant, just waiting to join a lawsuit.
- Big labels are f*cked, and DRM is dead – Peter Jenner
A must read interview with Peter Jenner. He’s got the Medialoper party-line down pat.
- Time for Saturday night to rise from the dead
One of our faves, Tim Goodman, takes a look at what the nets could do with Saturdays and comes to pretty much the same conclusion that we did: use it for critical and cult faves. We still like our ?NBC?s Saturday Night Re-views Before Saturday Night
- British believe Bush more dangerous than Kim Jong-il
However, they still think Kim Jong-il has better hair.
- "Touch-screen" mention causes iPod speculation
Kinda luke-warm on the whole touch-screen concept: it’s not like current iPod screens don’t get grungy and scratched enough without adding your dirty fingertips to to the mix.
- Google a Suitor for Clear Channel?
Will absorbing pure evil conflict with their edict to not do any?
- Dunder-Mifflin does Diwali
Spoilers for last night’s "The Office." But also the lyrics to the cherry-on-top closer to another brilliant ep, Michael’s "The Diwali Song." Let’s hope this puts Adam Sandler to rest once and for all.
- Hollywood writers, studios spar over digital works
Over and over and over again. Or is it, same song, second verse? This is going to be the ugly, rest assured.
- Over half of U.S. phone users want music, Cingular says
Well, one could argue, based on the article, that really, more people *want* music — whether they want it delivered via cell phone is another question entirely. Let us again review the biggest barrier to success: battery life.
- YouTube sued by sound-alike site
Oh man, didn’t you just know this one was coming? It’s not an illegitimate complaint, but why sue first? Surely there are easier ways to resolve these issues?
- Record companies sue defendant’s kids
When at first you don’t succeed. When suing an "Internet illiterate" parent doesn’t work, go for her kids. That always makes for good headlines.
- Cruise, Wagner Form United Front
Ah, the rise (again) of United Artists. Someone, soon, is going to about champagne taste and Miller High Life budgets.