Todays links of interest:
- Ruling may undercut Google in book scan fight
Perfect 10 decision could reverberate and bolster author claims of copyright protection.
- New DVDs already sparking copy-protection confusion
Copyright protection: good. Consumer anger: bad. The motion picture industry’s obsessive search for effective encryption is leading to its biggest nightmare: consumers who can’t be bothered to figure out what works on which player.
- Internet Explorer 7 Adds New Security
This just in: Internet Explorer 7 has tabs. Yes, tabs. In the year 2006, they are finally getting around to tabs. We are trying to figure out how anyone uses the ‘net without them right now.
- Future of the Internet Highway Debated
The rhetoric over ownership of lines versus consumer demands is heating up — and it may be the phone companies who lose. If you take the "highway" analogy seriously, then we’re talking about a true public space. . .
- Digital product placement alters TV landscape
It goes without saying that product placement needed to move to the next level — it’s only been a year since its last shift. With digital placement, you can see a new type of crackers in every media window.
- s.beat combines MP3 player, tools of survival
Finally, a useful alternative to the iPod: the Swiss Army knife crossed with an MP3 player.
- Turner to Leave Time Warner
Say what you want about his stone craziness, but always remember this, the man created CNN. Which only, you know, changed everything.
- Where the Money Is in Wireless
One analyst’s take on who might win in the personal wireless revolution.
- Racy Material Missing From ‘Running’ Game
"What about the Children?!?!" group succeeds in getting simulated oral sex scene removed from online movie trailer/game. Next on their list: oral sex itself!!
- Next-Gen DVD Copy-Protection Debacle
Between the format wars and the hosing of those of us who were early HDTV adopters, it’s looking like the HD DVD is becoming the biggest "why even bother?" since the laserdisc.
- Justice Dept. Rejects Google’s Concerns
This feels like a fishing expedition. There must be better ways to protect children.
- Speed of sound: from disc to download
A quick look at how the way people have gotten their music over the past half-century or so. From the 78RPM to the mp3, one thing hasn’t changed: the fact that an obscure technological specification often drives what people call the end product.
- New technology offers TV show viewing – without the TV
A nice roundup of the current state of cross-platform TV on Demand — which, of course, could be completely out-of-date tomorrow.
- Apple to offer full-length feature films via iTunes Store.
Man, Tom Cruise will look short on an iPod.
- A Milestone for iTunes; a Windfall for a Downloader
Team coverage of the billionth iTunes download continues. Stay tuned for more . . .