Quick Hits

Here are some links of interest from the last few weeks:

Digital Audio Insider: "Digital Audio Insider is a blog about online music distribution (and the listening experience), from the perspective of an indie musician."

American Library Association: Digital Rights Management: A Guide for Librarians

Mediageek: News and views on our media environment. A blog and podcast.

Wired News: They Saved the Internet's Soul Looking back on the internet, 10 years after the Communications Decency Act and Reno v. ACLU

Patently Obvious: PTO Requests Model of Warp Drive Invention

David Sirlin, Gamasutra: World of Warcraft Teaches the Wrong Things: "1. Investing a lot of time in something is worth more than actual skill. If you invest more time than someone else, you "deserve" rewards. People who invest less time "do not deserve" rewards. This is an absurd lesson that has no connection to anything I do in the real world."

John Ottaviani (with Eric Goldman), Technology & Marketing Law Blog: Top Cyberspace IP Cases of 2005

Gervase Markham in the Times (London): Free software? You can't just give it away: "I can't believe that your company would allow people to make money from something that you allow people to have free access to. Is this really the case?"

AP: Minnesota Public Radio sues Gore-founded Internet TV network: "Minnesota Public Radio is suing an Internet television network co-founded by Al Gore, claiming the network's alternative and amateur news reports interfere with MPR's trademark."

Yahoo Music Blog: Dave Goldberg to Record Labels: No DRM, Please: "By now you’ve probably seen the news that Yahoo! Music’s General Manager, Dave Goldberg, urged record labels to ease back their insistence on DRM…

Richard L. Hasen, Slate: Fraud Reform? How efforts to ID voting problems have become a partisan mess. "Unfortunately, election reform is becoming mired in partisan politics, and the resulting rules changes are increasing, rather than decreasing, the chances of future litigation and election meltdown."

Rebecca Tushnet, 43(b)log: Richard Epstein on the Google Print Library ProjectPart 1 and Part 2.


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