"In mediAgora, I go on at some length about 'derivative works' and 'source works' until most non-lawyers' eyes glaze over. Today, I heard a great example of exaclty the kind of thing I'm talking about. Shannon Campbell is a very talented folk singer-songwriter in Pennsylvania, who posts MP3's on her site, including this one - Dreaming of Violets: (Mirrored on my site).
Link via Scripting News -> Kevin Werbach, the blogging world's expert on spectrum, is very bullish about the speech FCC Chairman Michael Powell gave yesterday. "There are plenty of qualifications in Powell's speech, and the hard work of turning these ideas into policy has just begun. But if we do succeed, we'll remember this speech as a turning point in the fight to open up the airwaves as a fountain of innovation."
"Form-Factor. Some people commented that they'd like to view and see this type of content, but that they don't necessarily want the full video if it isn't that high-quality. A good suggestion was just audio with a still imagine. This is pretty easy to do with FlashCom, and in fact the DevConBlog utility offered the publishers an audio-only option, which none of them choose to use. But I agree that more form-factor options for both publish-time and view-time are a good idea. " I agree.
ZDNet Anchordesk Radio -> for Thursday, Oct. 31 " Following a spirited debate on the merits of ChoiceMail, our guests discuss the Next Big Thing in digital video. Our experts include: Ryan M. Jones, media and entertainment analyst at the Yankee Group; Jon Peddie, founder of Peddie Research; Scott Gentry, publisher of DV Magazine; Dr. Paul Liao, U.S. chief technical officer for Panasonic; and Bernadette Vernon, director of strategic marketing at Motorola " ...LISTEN