I still haven't totally figured out the exact file format for my Archos Multimedia Jukebox, but I'm pretty sure that one of these DVD Ripper programs will let me convert my DVDs for use on the Archos! Suh-weet! Somebody pinch me!
"Pho list co-founder, meme-generator, and BoingBoing friend Jim Griffin appears on the PBS show NOW with Bill Moyers on January 17, 2002 at 9p.m. E.T./P.T. Check local listings here. This edition of Moyers' weekly program will tackle the digital future of intellectual property and the present debate pitting private control against public domain.
'Public libraries embody the American ideal that anybody can read, watch or listen to just about anything they want to. With publications and broadcasting delivered free by the Internet directly to homes, is the information revolution making libraries obsolete? As more people can access this content, the copyright owners -- in many cases large corporate publishing entities -- are looking for ways to charge fees. A growing chorus of lawyers, librarians, and educators fear the implications of losing free access to information for everyone. 'Our information and communication infrastructure is so central to everything we do,' says former American Library Association president Nancy Kranich. 'But what's really underlying that is the free flow of ideas which is essential to democracy.' Jim Griffin, president of the music company Cherry Lane Digital adds, '...Eleanor Roosevelt dreamed of a world of libraries where we could borrow any book we wanted to read, any movie we wanted to watch, any record we wanted to listen to..equalizing access to knowledge is one of the hallmarks of a civilized society.' " [Boing Boing Blog]
I can't find any details on the NOW site yet, but in the Chicagoland area, this show will air on Friday, January 17, at 10:00 p.m. Set your DVRs!
Who thinks up this stuff? Just $19 and it's yours. Why, I'm not sure.
Interesting sites culled from today's referers:
I just finished watching the KU-Wyoming game. KU whomped 'em to give Roy Williams his 400th career win, so congrats to Roy and the boys! Tonight I actually watched the game - no multi-tasking. I even stood for the whole first half as I used to for the whole game.
Since I was more focused on the game, I noticed that they've changed Allen Field House (or where the cameras are positioned - I'm not sure which) so that the benches are no longer shown during the game. Instead, there's a solid row of tables with advertising on them. Besides the disturbing intrusion of more ads, I missed watching player and coach reactions. This is a step in the wrong direction for the wrong reasons.
I also noticed that someone sitting at those tables was working with audiocassette tapes for something, but I couldn't tell for what. Whether it's taped ads for radio, recording sounds live, or playing something over the PA system, it's pretty sad that they haven't moved on to a far superior and more efficient digital system. Surprising.
Anyway, Go Hawks!
Of course, if you're reading my site you probably know there are more than 50 library-related blogs, but this is still a helpful service.
I don't see an actual demo yet, so I eagerly await its completion to see if it will help me demonstrate "the power of RSS news aggregation." (Hint: say the phrase in quotes in your best "power of cheese" voice.)
Will also sent me a link to something that looks somewhat similar that I think is called Credence. He must be experimenting with news aggregation today because he IMs, "just started playing w/ newzcrawler this morning. it has an rss autodiscovery doohickey integrated w/ ie, so when you hit a site that has a feed, it offers to subscribe for you."
What I'd like to know is if the Bono Extension doesn't exceed constitutional limits, what does? What is to prevent Disney from asking for another extension? How does this madness ever end?
Update: I came out of a meeting to find that Larry Lessig has posted the opinion online (PDF). I'd also like to take issue with those sites using a headline that reads "Lessig lost Eldred," because Lessig is the last person in the world that should shoulder any blame here. How about "Supremes lost [the point of] Eldred" or "American public loses Eldred" or "Your grandkids lose [all of the creative wealth they would have had access to because of] Eldred."
And if you buy the "harmonization" argument the Justices used to justify this travesty, doesn't the mean that Bush should be signing the Kyoto Accord later today?
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