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  • How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

    08/26/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | August 18, 2014 5:21 PM ET | Laura Sydell
    Many institutions have their archives stored on CDs — but the discs aren't as stable as once thought. There is no average life span for a CD, says preservationist Michele Youket, "because there is no average disc." --- Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc. Now, preservationists are worried that a lot of key information stored on CDs — from sound recordings to public records — is going to disappear. Some of those little silver discs...
  • TV Streaming Startups Forge Ahead, Guided by Aereo Ruling

    06/30/2014 8:50:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec
    News Max ^ | June 30 2014 | Melanie Batley
    Digital television streaming companies are forging ahead with their services following the conclusion of a Supreme Court case against Aereo Inc., despite the media company's loss in a copyright dispute brought on by traditional broadcasters. According to The New York Times, with clearer legal parameters for service delivery, dozens of digital media startups plan to move forward with innovations that offer ways to watch traditional cable broadcasting for a fraction of the cost. "If cable companies believe that their old ways of doing business are protected by the Aereo Supreme Court decision, they are clearly misguided," Dan Nova, a partner...
  • Dish Network to close all Blockbuster stores, lay off 2,800

    11/06/2013 1:23:26 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/06/2013 | Reuters
    Dish Network said on Wednesday it will close all 300 or so retail locations of the Blockbuster video rental chain by January, closing a chapter on a brand that failed to compete in the digital world. Dish plans to lay off as many as 2,800 employees. Dish, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company, bought the failed Blockbuster LLC video rental chain in a bankruptcy auction in 2011 for $320 million, a dramatic fall for a brand that at its peak in 2002 had a market value of $5 billion.
  • Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection?

    05/26/2013 4:57:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 144 replies
    http://michellemalkin.com ^ | May 26, 2013 05:53 PM | Doug Powers
    Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection? Share By Doug Powers • May 26, 2013 05:53 PM **Written by Doug Powers Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has in the past had a very subjective and abstract view of the Constitution, and on Fox News Sunday he once again wondered which people might be “entitled” to constitutional protections and which people might not: “You’ve raised an important point and I heard Sen. Graham call for special counsel,” Durbin said. “I’m not ready to do this at this moment. I would like to know if Holder has any conflict in...
  • Righthaven's Losing Streak Continues in Colorado

    09/28/2011 3:14:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    eff ^ | September 28th, 2011 | Julie Samuels
    In what is becoming a well-settled pattern, Righthaven again finds itself on the losing end of a motion, with its case thrown out and owing the defendant – here, Leland Wolf, proprietor of the It Makes Sense Blog – costs and attorneys' fees for bringing a baseless copyright case. The lawsuit, Righthaven v. Wolf, is also notable for being the leading case among more than 50 that were filed in Colorado. Pending a motion to dismiss, the Colorado court stayed the remaining cases. With this ruling, the court has hopefully rung the death knell for the other remaining live cases...
  • From the Ashes of Righthaven, the Promising Future of Digital Media

    09/13/2011 12:57:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | Sept 12, 2011 | by Rainey Reitman and Kurt Opsahl
    Copyright troll Righthaven's flawed business model—suing hundreds of bloggers and small websites for dubious cases of alleged copyright infringement of newspaper articles—appears to be grinding to an inexorable finish. But even as the Righthaven cases prove that litigation isn't going to magically make print media profitable in the age of the Internet, a new generation of journalists and creators are adapting to the digital world—including one of Righthaven's former clients. Last week, reports were circulating that Righthaven was on "life support" after admitting that they aren't currently filing more lawsuits and are apparently teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Even...
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Les LaMotte, Judge Hoeffgen, Chris Cannon

    03/31/2009 9:40:56 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 2 replies · 367+ views
    The Veterans In Politics ^ | March 31, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Les LaMotte, Judge Hoeffgen, Chris Cannon LIVE on www.AllTalkRadio.net April 4: Les LaMotte Executive Producer Back Stage Digital Media: Christopher Cannon North Las Vegas Police Officer and candidate for North Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge: Sean Hoeffgen North Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge Department 2 and candidate for North Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge: "Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International and hosted by Steve Sanson and Co-Hosted by J. "Sage" Bocook. The "Veterans In Politics" show is live every Saturday 2:05 PM Pacific Time you...
  • Obama Campaign Masters Digital Media While McCain Efforts are "Old and Clunky"

    06/06/2008 9:43:28 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 31 replies · 128+ views
    JackMyers.com ^ | June 6th, 2008 | Shelly Palmer
    Back in 1960 the skills required to become President of the United States changed forever. That was the year that John F. Kennedy debated Richard M. Nixon on national network television for the first time. When reminiscing about Kennedy's win, pundits love to cite that he was tanned, good looking, had great hair and had his make-up professionally applied, while Mr. Nixon appeared pale, had a nervous demeanor and sweaty brow. They say that Nixon won on the radio but Kennedy won on TV. 1960 ushered in the era of the Network politician. For better or for worse, after the...
  • Anyone Have A Kindle Yet? Any Comments?

    11/27/2007 10:38:27 AM PST · by angkor · 20 replies · 228+ views
    Amazon ^ | 11/27/2007 | Self
    Looks like Amazon has already exhausted its stock of Kindle ebook readers. Has anyone gotten one? Any opinions you'd like to share? At first glance I thought it might be another hokey ebook reader, but today saw that my Amazon shopping cart has about 20 hardcopy books, and blog/RSS feeds on Flock are well over 50. It might be much more appealing to have all of those books and blogs on a single reader, *away from the computer*, and designed for simplicity and transparency. Amazon seems to be building its Kindle offerings at lightening speed. Thoughts?
  • Digital Media Boosts CD, DVD Burning on Macs

    08/07/2006 3:03:21 PM PDT · by 2Jim_Brown · 21 replies · 483+ views
    E Commerce Times ^ | August 2, 2006 | E Commerce Times
    New digital media features are boosting the CD and DVD burning capabilities of Macintosh computers, and are quickly and quietly transforming the rest of the electronics landscape as well. Last week, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq: SNIC) debuted a new technology, Toast 7 with Blu-ray Disc support, the first ever application of that kind for the Mac. The optical disc recording technology provides Mac users with the ability to store up to 50 GB of data on a Blu-ray recordable or Blu-ray rewritable disc. By Gene Koprowski
  • Show's over for the video recorder

    11/24/2004 12:38:44 PM PST · by weegee · 150 replies · 3,600+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, November 22, 2004 Posted: 5:40 AM EST (1040 GMT) | no byline
    LONDON, England -- Video recorders have taken a step closer to extinction after Britain's largest electrical supplier said it would stop selling VCRs to concentrate on their successor, the DVD. [snip] Dixons said it now expected to sell its remaining stock of VCRs by Christmas, although other electrical retailers said they would continue to sell them for the foreseeable future.
  • Tinker with your MP3 player, get 5 years in jail

    07/29/2002 10:38:32 AM PDT · by JameRetief · 19 replies · 371+ views
    The Register USA ^ | July 29, 2002 | Thomas C. Greene
    Tinker with your MP3 player, get 5 years in jail By Thomas C Greene in Washington Posted: 07/29/2002 at 12:25 EST We were suspicious a few months back when US Senator Joseph Biden (Democrat, Delaware) introduced proposed legislation with Senator Fritz "Hollywood" Hollings (Democrat, South Carolina) to protect emblems of authenticity for digital media, such as holograms, with the same tough laws that criminalize bogus labels on designer-wear. A Biden aide told us at the time that the proposed legislation would have no effect on DRM features; it was merely meant to cover software and music packaging. We doubted it...