While you were hoping that being chosen Time Magazine’s Person of the Year came with some kind of cash award or plaque or at least a certificate, here’s what we were looking at:
- Second Life, Sony, and Suzanne – Our newest writer, Sherilyn, takes a look at the world of virtual concerts at Second Life, and finds them, well, underwhelming.
- Protect The Artist, Kill The Consumer – Remember the rule: media compaines who invoke “protecting the artist” in order to keep their profit levels high are exactly like politicians who invoke “protecting the children” in order to gain votes.
- Will Zune Be The Death Of DRM? – See, for the past few months, we’ve been dissing Zune when in reality it’s obviously part of Bill “DRM Causes Too Much Pain For Legitimate Buyers” Gates’ strategy for convincing the majors to experiment with DRM-less music. And y’all thought that it was a mistake that the Zune didn’t support PlaysForSure.
- Top 10 TV Shows of 2006 – As determined by the Official Medialoper Committee To Create Top 10 Lists Because It’s The End Of The Year And I Do Love The Year-End Lists, which I recently created.
- How Can I Copy DVDs To My iPod? – You can’t. Not legally, in any event. As usual, when consumers are kept by digital media restrictions from performing actions that would seem to make perfect sense to be able to do, the culprit is the DMCA.
- Medialoper Joins The 9rules Network – And we’re glad to be a part of it.