30 Mar 2006
29 Mar 2006
DRM is Killing Music The T-Shirt.
As seen on Boing Boing.
It looks like they ship worldwide.
Source EPS artwork here and here.
Please steal this, rip it mix it, burn it and spread the word.
28 Mar 2006
I'm getting a certain amount of push back from the Apple Fan Boys. Not surprising really.
I know I'm tilting at windmills. In my perfect world, Apple Fans wouldn't say
"We love you Apple and everything you do".
"We love the iPod. We love iTunes. We love iTMS. But Fairplay sucks, and as long as you use Fairplay we're not going to use iTMS. And by the way could you make it easier to listen to the tracks we buy from iTMS on all the other things we have that play digital music, like the car stereo, the home stereo, the DVD player, the Swiss army knife, etc etc"
27 Mar 2006
With a nod to Cory who suggested the byline.
And to the Wikipedia entry.
Please steal this image and use wherever and whenever you like. Rip it, Mix it, Burn it.
26 Mar 2006
DRM is artificial scarcity that steals fair use rights from customers and the public commons.
That's Corporate Piracy.
Please steal this image and do whatever you like with it.
ps. This message still isn't right. "It's Piracy" isn't quite the right message and like Lessig's Right to Remix the underlying message is too esoteric. We need a soundbite as catchy and obvious as "It's Piracy". And people aren't going to get "It Steals Fair Use Rights" either.
How about this one.
Short Copyright Terms
(Lack of) Copyright Term Parity
Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
Sony VCR Ruling
Counterfeit mass production
Russian Download sites
Countries with no respect for Copyright
The Broadcast Flag
Fair Use / Fair Dealing
First Sale Doctrine
Overly Restrictive EULAs
UK Performance Licenses
The Entertainment Complex/Cartel
Dinosaur Business Models
Making us all criminals
16 Mar 2006
Configuring Apache for Maximum Performance | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials
15 Mar 2006
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05 Mar 2006
If you want to write Skype add ons with PHP, you need:-
- The Skype COM Control
- Some sample code to get you started.
02 Mar 2006
iTunes' long march to market share | The Register :
"The iTunes Music Store [ITMS] buyer buys 25 songs in the first year, 15 in the second year, and in the third year, the battery has died, so you have to go out and buy a new iPod. And you paid $300 for that machine,"
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
As a father of (still, just) teenage kids, It makes me really quite angry that a $300 device that should be a consumer durable is now a consumer disposable. It's one thing throwing away a $50 cassette player because it's broken, it's quite another throwing away a $300 device. "oh, well, never mind, I'll get another for my birthday"
01 Mar 2006
Australian IT - Napster plays blame game (Adam Pasick in New York, MARCH 01, 2006)
NAPSTER'S chief executive has blamed technical glitches from Microsoft and music player makers for hampering his company's ability to compete with Apple's iTunes music service.
"There is no question that their execution has been less than brilliant over the last 12 months," Napster chairman and chief executive Chris Gorog said at a New York conference.
"Our business does rely on Microsoft's digital rights management software and our business model also relies on Microsoft's ecosystem of device manufacturers," he said.
Goven my experiences with Playsforsure after a Zen Xtra firmware upgrade, I'd agree. PlaysForSure doesn't.
isbndb.com - free ISBN database
Wow! A library spider that has assembled a vast amount of information about books. [from: del.icio.us]
26 Feb 2006
25 Feb 2006
Official Google Base Blog: Buying on Google Base : For buyers, this feature will provide a convenient and secure way to purchase Google Base items by credit card. For sellers, this feature integrates transaction processing with Google Base item management.
Is this the beginning of Google's Paypal competitor and them muscling into eBay's space?
24 Feb 2006
With Songbird and rumours of a P2P extension for Firefox, is the Mozilla XUL environment destined to become a preferred route for cross platform desktop development?
How about a P2P IM+Voice+Video chat client built on top of LibJingle and using XUL? At least one person seems to be going in that direction.
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