I better file this under “just because I can.” If you’re wondering where the unused (for a good reason) Dream Scene features found in Windows Vista went when Windows 7 came to the scene, well, it’s dead, Jim.
If you’re looking for a way to integrate video in your desktop, you can try this one hack, with a little help from everyone’s favorite open-source media player, VLC. This isn’t going to help you with productivity, but why the hell not? Read more…
I’ve contended time and time again that present laws on copyright are outdated and should be changed or revamped in order to more accurately reflect the change in paradigms in terms of intellectual property. The old fogeys at the RIAA and its film counterpart are just being stubborn for trying to go after the fans themselves. It’s a very shortsighted solution in a battle in which they will just lose anyway. We need newer and better alternatives.
The decision of Walgreens to setup kiosks that will allow consumers to make legitimate copies of DVDs through a system that is also designed to discourage piracy is a welcome one, in my opinion.
Changes in how copy protection laws impact on DVDs have made this “experiment” viable and is encouraging not only Walgreens but also other retailers as well to allow consumers to make copies of DVDs in their stores.
This is a win-win situation for both consumers and for movie studios. Burning copies means cheaper costs, while studios also get a cut of the revenues generated for the services — and they don’t even have to spend on manufacturing and shipping costs.
The idea is already generating a lot of buzz and many people are hoping that this is going to become a success. I hope that this is going to become an important step towards the right direction.
Yesterday, MTV (US) had a special about the upcoming Tranformers movie. This video makes me drool more than the 1 minute long exclusive footage shown all over the internet today. I might leave the house to see this on the big screen. Forget about Terminator 2, Alien, Robocop and Star Wars, this might become hot! Video after the jump. Read more…
This morning Viacom Inc. announced that it has sued YouTube and Google in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for massive intentional copyright infringement of Viacom’s entertainment properties.
The amount of the lawsuit: $1 billion in damages. Yikes!!
The lawsuit accuses Google and YouTube of “massive intentional copyright infringement” of Viacom’s entertainment assets and seeks an injunction against further violations.
According to the complaint filed by Viacom, almost 160,000 unauthorized clips of Viacom’s programming have been available on YouTube and that these clips had been viewed more than 1.5 billion times.