All Is Fair in Love and Robot Wars Edition
Todays links of interest:
- BBC – Archive Project – The Genesis of Doctor Who
- Heroes: Serial Killer?
Tim Kring, creator of Heroes, posits the theory that DVRs are killing serial storytelling. James Poniewozik points out that theory is as flawed as the last two seasons of Heroes.
- Iranian ‘Blogfather’ Hossein Derakhshan is arrested on charge of spying for Israel
Yeah, color us skeptical.
- WGA Files for Arbitration, Claims Producers Aren?t Paying New-Media Residuals
Yeah, who didn’t see that one coming?
- Apple Bends to Studios, Adds Copyright Protection to MacBooks
This "feature" prevents owners of new MacBooks from viewing movies they’ve purchased on iTunes on an external display. Even though the movie is actually running on the MacBook that is licensed to play the media file. This, by the way, is another reason why people pirate movies.
- Unpaid time while Vista boots results in lawsuits
So, how would you feel if your employer refused to pay you while you were waiting for Windows Vista to boot. And reboot. And reboot again? Surprisingly some very large companies are doing just that. That’s wrong for so many reasons. Not the least of which is the Mac vs. PC advert this story will probably inspire.
- Lively no more
Google, preparing for the coming global recession, shuts down its virtual worlds platform.
- Microsoft lets Zune music subscribers keep tunes
This is an interesting hybrid DRM/DRM-Free approach. Subscribers get to keep 10 songs each month. Supposedly most of those will be available as mp3s. Will Microsoft stop at nothing to beat iTunes!?