Archive for May, 2007

Japan To Propose Novel Approach to Online Video

Variety reports that Japan's IPR Policy Working Group is proposing a novel change to that country's copyright law with respect to online video.  The Group is proposing that Internet distribution of previously broadcast television shows will no longer require permissions from all rights holders.  Instead, they need only to ensure […]

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May 24, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Reasonable Expectation of Privacy: The Documentary

The ID Trail team has produced an interesting documentary on various issues associated with the reasonable expectation of privacy featuring a who's who of the privacy world.

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May 24, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

The Man Who Owns the Internet

Business 2.0 features an interesting article on domainers, with a particular focus on Canadian Kevin Ham, a former family physician who holds about 300,000 domain names (thanks Zak).

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May 24, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

Lucasfilm to Offer Star Wars Clips for Mashups

The WSJ reports that Lucasfilm will offer hundreds of Star Wars clips that can be used to remix and post online.

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May 24, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Standards Council of Canada Seeks Comment on Open XML

The Standards Council of Canada has launched a public consultation on a proposal to adopt Office Open XML (Open XML) as an international open standard. Deadline for comment is July 5, 2007 (hat tip: Tobin Dalrymple).

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May 24, 2007 5 comments Must Reads