Fire Fart meets the NRA

The “CNN/YouTube” program last night featuring the GOP’s starpower–oh, sorry, I guess I should call that a debate–demonstrated conclusively the depths to which presidential politics has sunk in the Fire Fart era. I don’t quite know who we have to thank for this, but the debacle should demonstrate conclusively that YouTube’s domain truly is the […]

Revolution in France! Aux armes, citoyens!

“We run the risk of witnessing a genuine destruction of culture,” French president Nicolas Sarkozy said in a speech endorsing the deal. “The Internet must not become a high-tech Far West, a lawless zone where outlaws can pillage works with abandon or, worse, trade in them in total impunity. And on whose backs? On artists’ […]

Generation L Innovates the Wisdom of Mobs

In every conversation I have with Generation L about the effects of technology on the music industry, it is only a matter of time until the world “innovation” comes up. “Innovation” must be protected at all costs, including at the cost of the entire creative community. Hundreds of thousands of jobs lost? That’s the cost […]

We Have the Net Covered

UPDATE: YouTube announces that they have a new bulk upload application so all those movie fans out there can upload full-length movies in 10 minute segments. How convenient. _________________________________________________________ In the early 1990s, I happened upon the Usenet. I noticed almost immediately that users (who were in those days largely college students) were posting […]