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Archive for August 25th, 2010

Aug/10

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Clicker Brings 1,800 Web Series to the iPhone

Clicker Brings 1,800 Web Series to the iPhone http://bit.ly/aqMnsR First off, who knew there were 1800 web series in production with more than 200,000 episodes. That’s a whole lot more than regular broadcast where there aren’t 850 series in production at any given time.

Clicker, for those who don’t know it, is a directory for content on the Internet, that’s already available. This app sorts those available in a format the iPhone can play. (Presumable iTouch as well.)

It’s not just about browsing and watching the videos, either. The Clicker app allows you to check in to shows Philo or FoursquareFoursquare-style, see your friends’ activity in a news feed, check out what shows are trending, and see who (friends or others) is currently watching various shows.

Aug/10

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RIAA: The DMCA Isn’t Working.

RIAA: The DMCA Isn’t Working http://bit.ly/96D0Cg

I just love the insanity that is Carey Sherman of the RIAA who states:

“You cannot monitor all the infringements on the Internet. It’s simply not possible,” says RIAA President Cary Sherman. “We don’t have the ability to search all the places infringing content appears, such as cyberlockers like [file-hosting firm] RapidShare.”

But expects that ISPs can do that which he has just said isn’t possible.  Insanity. Either these people are shameless, shameless liars, or simply totally incompetent. I vote for totally incompetent having grown up on monopoly “rents” they simply cannot adapt to changing circumstances where their role is nearly irrelevant (if there is still a role for Record Companies at all in five years).

As the article concludes:

As it is, the DMCA protects online service providers — especially smaller ones — from living in fear of lawsuits and having to spend money and resources to patrol for infringing material. The most important question, however, is whether private corporations such as ISPs (which can monitor all of your online communication) should really be responsible for figuring out who’s breaking the law.

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