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Music Publishers Society: Now Closing Local Restaurants

As an employee at a locally owned restaurant, this kind of story just makes me sick: Restaurant Owner Says Songs May Cost Him His Business Once again, the punishment for copyright violation is completely out of proportion with the crime. Between $750 and $30k PER SONG? $30k?! And this is for songs produced at least […]

TheFirstPost – Web 2.0 Stopmotion

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Creative Commons Mashups and A Letter From Iraq

A great read posted on Time’s website from a soldier in Iraq.  I wish there were more reports like this one from Iraq in the main stream media. The Secret Letter From Iraq And it’s good to see yet another creative site based on creative commons: Splice

Waiting for an Anti-Youtube Law

With the proliferation of video streaming sites such as Youtube, Metacafe, and Dailymotion, sites are popping up that allow users to watch entire seasons of television shows directly from their websites by linking to the full videos hosted on the video sites. Wanna watch all 18 seasons of the simpsons without downloading anything? How about […]

Who needs and iPod or Zune? I Want a Net Connected Media Player

Microsoft has a new mp3 player, the Zune. People debate if it can be a real iPod killer. I don’t frankly care. The Zune, the iPod, and every other mp3 player out there are all basically the same thing: mp3 playing software attached to a storage device (flash or hard drive). True, they are an […]

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