On April 2, 2005 XM will increase their monthly subscription fee by 23%. Their, very matter of fact, letter states that they have made “dramatic improvements” to their channel lineup. These improvements include 50 new channels, like: ACC, PAC-10, and Big Ten college football and basketball and traffic and weather channels covering 21 markets. Will […]
Essays on technology, media, marketing and politics.
Video, video, video. Everyone is shooting, everyone is editing, everyone is encoding — there must be billions of hours of video sitting on shelves and lying around on file servers worldwide. This plethora of sight, sound and motion presents both an opportunity and a challenge. Is XML the answer? How do you meta-tag? Who has […]
Tim Halle, our Technology Subcommittee Chair, send me a .pdf copy of the Brief of the National Venture Capital Association as Amicus Curiae in support of Respondents in the very important, METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC., ET AL., Petitioners, v. GROKSTER, LTD., ET AL., Respondents. Download amicusbrief.pdf Tim thought that I would be surprised that the […]
I spend a great deal of time talking and writing about copyright law, digital rights management and piracy. And, I always close my articles with a plea for you to contact your elected officials and voice your opinions. As it turns out, the Copyright Office is interested in your views directly on the issue of […]
A recent article on Techweb.com reports: Revenues from video, which includes Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and video on demand (VOD), music downloads, games, gambling and adult entertainment are expected to increase to $36 billion in 2009 from $12.3 billion last year, telecom analyst firm RHK said. This year, online entertainment is expected to reach […]