Archive for February, 2006

New Look

With credit to Rob Hyndman’s terrific blog for the inspiration, I’ve redesigned to do a better job with standards compliance and to allow for shorter takes and easier navigation.  Please bear with the inevitable bugs. Feedback welcome.

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February 26, 2006 3 comments News

Class Dismissed?

In 2003, CRIA and others associated with the music industry launched a high profile "education" campaign on music and copyright.  Titled Keep Music Coming, the campaign centered around a website at, supported by national advertising and inserts in CDs ( version).

Today I received an email from someone who just purchased a CD which included an insert directing him to the campaign site.  He was surprised to find that is no longer maintained by the industry as it has become a pay-per-click advertising site.  The domain lapsed earlier this week with no indication whether this was a domain name registration error or if the campaign has been abandoned.  Either way, music is still coming nearly three years after the campaign launch as a growing number of labels and artists want to respect their fans, not "educate" them.

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February 25, 2006 2 comments News

More on Be Careful What You Wish For

A couple of weeks ago, I noted the international trend toward user concerns in copyright reform.  Add another UK initiative to the list.  The UK government has launched the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property.  In addition to consulting widely and providing ample time for comment, consider the issues being examined: […]

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February 24, 2006 1 comment News

Two From Yahoo

While much of the tech world's attention is focused on RIM (with the judge reserving his decision this afternoon), there are two Yahoo stories worth noting.  First, add Yahoo to the list of companies that are coming out against DRM.  Yahoo Music chief Dave Goldberg raised eyebrows Thursday at the […]

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February 24, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Just Watch Us: The End of Privacy

Real audio stream of public forum broadcast on February 19, 2006.  

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February 21, 2006 Comments are Disabled Audio