Wednesday, 27 December 2006
It's this sort of aggressive spin that makes M$ such a perennially 80's money-grabbing company.
Monday, 11 December 2006
Yet, clearly there is a way to make money("Google's copyright fix", Business 2.0) out of supposed piracy. By essentially using your audience to market for you, you can cut the promotions costs and get a much clearer view of whether your newest creative venture will be a success, or, if it's looking bad, what your audience doesn't like about it. It means sacrificing control (attempting to determine taste) for faster reactivity to taste.
The RIAA's inability to adapt to this new business model can only be a reflection of the sham of modern music. Sure, there's creativity, but as soon as a genuinely good idea comes along, it is bludgeoned into blandness or marketed to death through repetition or copycat bands/songs. Art is about performance, and artists should be paid for performances, and should gain credit for their performances, not for some mass promotion machine.
Wednesday, 6 December 2006
"In the mid-1990s, big content providers were complaining that they couldn't distribute their work digitally if clever crackers were free to break Hollywood's digital rights management, or DRM, schemes at will. The DMCA was enacted to promote the digital distribution of content by making it illegal to circumvent DRM controls placed on music, movies and games. Since then, companies have repeatedly tried using the DMCA to quash unwanted behavior that has nothing to do with copyright infringement."
It seems that a new ruling has now preventing them from exploiting a protective law for their own gains.