6/30/2005

The Right(s) Stuff

After sharing my pollyanna assessment of the Grokster ruling the other day, I thought I'd do something useful by revisiting the topic of digital rights management -- that is, securing content against unauthorized copying while creating easy ways to enable authorized uses. Think of DRM as an envelope sealed by (teenage magician) Harry Potter. Once Harry puts a message into a DRM wrapper -- be it text, multimedia or software -- the enclosed material knows by whom and under what circumstances it may be opened: only by people who pay a specified amount in precise way, or only four times, or whatever. (Harry delivers by owl; I prefer broadband.) If you want to get up to speed on DRM (or need a refresher) visit the Wikipedia entry. The American Library Association also has an excellent primer that contains links to interest groups that either want to preserve or change the status quo. If you're looking for a group generally in opposition to things as they are, visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation. I also found some interesting stuff from the Cato Institute that takes a libertarian view -- while the status quo needs shaking up, market mechanisms (like Harry Potter envelopes), rather than government rules, are the way to go. Those seeking a totally different approach to copyright have gravitated to the Creative Commons. This organization, started by attorney Lawrence Lessig, has created a set of graduated protections for content. Imagine a scale one to 10, where one allows unlimited copying and 10 means no copying without prior permission. There is a range of options in between, such as free copying so long as you include a link to the source. The Creative Commons has become the nucleus of a worldwide effort to build new customs and laws that would be truly magical. Calibrated copyright protections, working in conjunction with micropayment systems, are among the missing links in what we have to build -- a new media ecosystem that will coexist with the old order. In this regard, the Creative Commons is pursuing an evolutionary strategy toward change. It is building an alternative order, without necessarily being hostile to the status quo. This approach makes intuitive sense, not just in this context but in every aspect of life. Pour your energy into building what you want -- minimize the wasted effort of trying to tear down what you don't like. Tom Abate MiniMediaGuy 'Cause if you ain't Mass Media, you're Mini Media

88 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found a new submit articles. Post your Articles, Get Free Content. submit articles

2:49 AM  
Blogger TS said...

Nice Blog!!!   I thought I'd tell you about a site that will let give you places where
you can make extra cash! I made over $800 last month. Not bad for not doing much. Just put in your
zip code and up will pop up a list of places that are available. I live in a small area and found quite
a few. MAKE MONEY NOW

7:02 AM  
Blogger payday loan said...

ya sure -the online cash advance guy

3:36 PM  
Blogger Livenwealthy said...

Join the only TV advertised affilated program and cash in on the masses that will be joining TVCOOP.netreferrals networks

3:28 AM  
Blogger heropoo said...

Just thought i would say hi from Japan. Doing some blog surfing and found your site. Im looking for some cool styles of school loan for my own blog. Theres some really amazing blogs about. if you have time check out my site you will find information on school loan. Well when i get my blog running hope you come and check it out.

5:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just added your blog to my book marks and will be checking back often

I have a cheap web hosting package site. It's a membership site about cheap web hosting package related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

8:38 AM  
Blogger hexadecimals resources said...

I found a good quick loan site. I am looking into it myself.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Rich Molumby said...

I have an Entr site/blog. It pretty much covers making large amounts of money on the web.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

12:58 AM  
Blogger Turnkey Builder said...

Get unlimited webhosting at web site hosting reseller

1:17 AM  
Blogger WorldTrader said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a e currency exchanging site, Check it out. It pretty much covers ##KEYWORD## related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

4:46 AM  
Blogger Dr. X said...

Great job! Another decent payday loan site to add to my list! Hope you don't mind I leave mine here,
payday advance loan oregon

10:10 PM  
Blogger PolarTrader said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a article free outsourcing Site. It pretty much covers ##KEYWORD## related stuff. Submit your Article and get
lot of back-links :-)

Check it out if you get time :-)

--------------------------------------------------------------------

7:03 AM  
Blogger selfpublishingtips said...

learn about book help publish self
at: book help publish self
Info

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!
I have a **WEB HOSTING** site/. It pretty much covers WEB HOSTING related stuff.
Come and check it out if you get time :-)

9:28 PM  
Blogger cc Infopage said...

Hello,

I am searching around for fresh information
for my cc Infopage, 30,000 daily updated Information Pages about all kind of subjects.

It might interest you to know that your blog has been visited and has been read. I hope you enjoy your "Blogging".

I wish you all the luck I can, keep the good work going!

Kind regards,
Jos
Today's News From & About eBay

Get the eBay Business Box Today

4:43 PM  
Blogger doer said...

Hello, just visited your blog, it's informative. I also have a Eay related web site. Please visit and hope that it's useful.

11:57 PM  
Blogger nope said...

Hi,

I'm sorry for being intrusive in to your blog. But I am Melissa and I am a mother of two that is just trying to get out of an incredible financial debt. See my hubby is away in Iraq trying to protect this great country that we live in, and I am at home with our two kids telling bill collectors please be patiant. When my husband returns from war we will beable to catch up on our payments. We have already had are 2001 Ford repossessed from the bank, and are now down to a 83 buick that is rusted from front to back and the heater don't work, and tire tax is due in November.

I'm not asking for your pitty because we got our ownselfs into this mess but we would love you and thank you in our prayers if you would just keep this link on your blog for others to view.

God Bless You.

Melissa K. W.
To see my family view this page. My Family

Full Software Download - Get full access to thousands of applications!

Restore, Fix & Clean Up Your Registry Files and Errors in Windows. Does your PC crash, is your system running slow or are you receiving regular error messages? This program will scan your system registry and hard drive for invalid file and system references for free. These invalid references cause system instability, PC errors, constant crashes, and general system slowdowns.

XoftSpy - The Latest in Anti-Spyware & Adware Technology

12:56 AM  
Blogger Adult Personals said...

hey i got here searching for borrow cash easy fast i loan loan money need online payday payday simplepaydayloan.com

You have such a high ranking for that
Top 3 for borrow cash easy fast i loan loan money need online payday payday simplepaydayloan.com

borrow cash easy fast i loan loan money need online payday payday simplepaydayloan.com

12:27 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a article credit free report submit site which mostly consists of article credit free report submit related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

8:37 PM  
Blogger Adult Personals said...

hey nice site you have here!

Any tips on bloggin ? id like to see your reply to this story :)

look forward to the next edition

i have bookmarked you

8:35 PM  
Blogger brokenmonkey said...

I like your blog a lot. website design bathurst Lots better than most I've seen!

2:02 AM  
Blogger Johnjon said...

Wow, I really like this one. I have a website that talks mostly about uk web hosting You should check it out sometime.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Kingypoo said...

Very cool blog you got! I just added you to my bookmarks!

I have a great article resource you might want to check out.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Johnny said...

Hello, just visited your blog, it's geat. I also have a new car loan related blog with some useful articles about the topic. Hope that it is helpful to you.

6:04 AM  
Blogger wbrant said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a start page traffic exchange site. It pretty much covers start page traffic exchange related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

10:33 PM  
Blogger TWPAdmin said...

"I just came across your blog about ebay deand wanted to drop you a note telling you how impressed I was with the information you have posted here. I also have a web site & blog about **keyword** ebay de so I know I'm talking about when I say your site is top-notch! Keep up the great work, you are providing a great resource on the Internet here!

10:48 AM  
Blogger TWPAdmin said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. There is a lot of useful information about home based business opportunity work at home in it. We offer Turnkey Websites and Reliable Hosting. We also provide a blogging service that will help your site get indexed fast and keep the search engines visiting your site. Click here for more information about home based business opportunity work at home.
Thank you
TWP Admin

1:10 PM  
Blogger Infactahost.com said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a video hosting site/blog. It pretty much covers video hosting related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

8:58 PM  
Blogger Infactahost.com said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a classifieds script php site/blog. It pretty much covers classifieds script php related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

3:13 PM  
Blogger Swingin80 said...

Cool blog you have. I have a payday loan maryland related site. Check it out if you get a chance. The URL is payday loan maryland

4:23 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a marketing company site/blog. It pretty much covers marketing company related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

10:35 PM  
Blogger startonline said...

Just visited your blog, it's great. I have a hosting provider service web
website which is informative and you can find info of different hosting provider service web
, hope that it will be useful.

3:03 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Great blog! I often write about nevada title loan. Check out my nevada title loan site. It mostly deals with nevada title loan.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Small Business said...

This small business web hosting blog is awesome.
If you get a moment you may want to visit
this small business web hosting site
it's pretty awesome too!

6:03 PM  
Blogger The Computer Guys said...

Yo, you have a Terrific blog here! Lots of content means more readers, more readers means more interaction!
I'm definitely going to bookmark you!
I have a
cheapest laptop site/blog. It pretty much covers cheapest laptop Problems with your Windows Xp Computing !
Come take a Look when you get a chance. :-)

8:50 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Good blog but without advertising ame business mlm opportunity you have little chance of selling anything.

4:34 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

Hey,

Very nice blog and some interesting posts. Have a look at my new bit torrent site called - Mininova -

Thanks

6:39 PM  
Blogger Infactahost.com said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a free web site promotion tool site/blog. It pretty much covers free web site promotion tool related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

1:08 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a gardening web site promotion site/blog. It pretty much covers gardening web site promotion related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

9:41 AM  
Blogger Mizambar 6294 said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you! The information and Internet marketing product evaluations that you provide are great for beginner webmasters.

Now, I have a related easy ways for kid to make money site/blog. It pretty much covers easy ways for kid to make money related stuff. In addition, I supply the secrets that I used to make $12,124 from Google Adsense last month.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

10:11 AM  
Blogger Goodman441 said...

Hey! I found a great new site for loans and credit card information, Please visit it when you can, You will be glad you did!! Go here now! http://www.loanofficial.com

9:44 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a yahoo advertising site/blog. It pretty much covers yahoo advertising related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

8:20 AM  
Blogger startonline said...

Just read your blog. Very interesting, I will be sute to bookmark it. Perhaps if you get time you could visit my 30 day payday loan site.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a cash lead payplan safelist site/blog. It pretty much covers cash lead payplan safelist related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

3:08 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a calgary internet marketing site/blog. It pretty much covers calgary internet marketing related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

10:10 PM  
Blogger The Computer Guys said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!
I have a speed up computer performancespeed up computer performance site/blog. It pretty much covers speed up computer performance Problems with your Windows Xp Computing !
Come and check it out if you get time :-)

9:35 AM  
Blogger Johnny said...

Every online business need free traffic. This free traffic handbook is very update and helpful.

6:02 AM  
Blogger hailts said...

workfromfromhomebiz.net

7:54 AM  
Blogger TechDown said...

Hey, I saw your blog and thought it was great. I thought you might want to look at some great Starting A Home Based Business
. There's a lot of buzz about the new Starting A Home Based Business
and maybe some of your readers will want to know. Best wishes to you.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Chuck Reynolds said...

I've Made My First Affiliate Commission!

See How I Did It Here - It's Quick And Easy!

fund raising product

10:41 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a free safelists site/blog. It pretty much covers free safelists related stuff. Plus you can advertise to billions using our free safelists tools.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

11:57 PM  
Blogger Busybee said...

Aloha MiniMediaGuy, I'm in Hawaiian mood as I'm listening to Ki ho'alu music (If you've not heared this type of guitar music then you are in for a treat!) so I'm not really concentrating very hard but I came across The Right(s) Stuff looking up gen on cold fusion hosting. Anything to do with cold fusion hosting I always look at, though I do have a tendency to wander about in blogs just reading generally.

3:57 AM  
Blogger Goodman441 said...

Discover the automated power of the Affiliate Cash Vault! New fail-safe system virtually runs 100% on autopilot... Just set it and forget it!

Start Earning Money 15 Minutes From Now... HONESTLY!

Click Here

12:19 PM  
Blogger atoztexan said...

Hello, I really enjoy your blog … I’m going to bookmark it.
Your visitors may also enjoy another site about business loans.
It can be found by clicking here...
business loan va

5:27 PM  
Blogger Willie said...

I had that happen to me . I sent an email to admin and they took care of it. Payday Loans Cash Advance

12:14 AM  
Blogger TadaDiscounts said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a Gifts It pretty much covers Gifts related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

3:29 AM  
Blogger Busybee said...

Hello MiniMediaGuy, there's so much written about reseller hosting package that I'm getting quite quite depressed how to sort it all out and decide what is good and what is not. Your The Right(s) Stuff has been better than most and now perhaps I can make more use of reseller hosting package.

1:08 PM  
Blogger unixlinux said...

Great collection attorney rhode island entry.

5:40 AM  
Blogger Zedwheels said...

Hi MiniMediaGuy, this is my last visit on the 'net for now - I'm tired. I found The Right(s) Stuff by accident as I'm searching on shared hosting plan but I got fed up with that and I've been roaming about just reading what takes my fancy. Good blog you have here, I enjoyed my visit. Have a great day and it's back to shared hosting plan searches for me tomorrow.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Johnjon said...

I discuss this topic daily myself. I also have a website that talks about employee survey online related things. Go check it out if you get a chance.

2:49 PM  
Blogger photokorea said...

Hello

I woul like to tell photo contest information on your cool blog site.


Dynamic korea

Apply 2005 Photo contestApply 2005 Photo contest

More information
click here

6:28 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Need advertising outdoor billboardBest deal on the net

1:15 AM  
Blogger kingpebble said...

Aloha MiniMediaGuy, I'm in Hawaiian mood as I'm listening to Ki ho'alu music (If you've not heared this type of guitar music then you are in for a treat!) so I'm not really concentrating very hard but I came across The Right(s) Stuff looking up gen on frontpage hosting. Anything to do with frontpage hosting I always look at, though I do have a tendency to wander about in blogs just reading generally.

3:38 AM  
Blogger Willie said...

How did they do that without anybody knowing? Payday Loans Cash Advance

1:05 AM  
Blogger Emerald Web Hosting said...

Hello,

Just thought I would check out your blog.
I am new to blogging. I hope you don't mind me posting to your blog. If you are interested in checking out my blog and making a post that would be great.

I have a design hosting prestonswebhosting.com web web site/blog. It pretty much covers ##WEB HOSTING## related stuff.


Thanks,
Ed

10:25 AM  
Blogger Willie said...

How did it work when they got it updated? Cash Advance

11:34 AM  
Blogger Antonio Hicks said...

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Muhammad Ali- Payday Loans

4:08 PM  
Blogger rs6471 said...

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
Woody Allen-4-Poster.Com,

5:14 PM  
Blogger Busybee said...

Hello MiniMediaGuy, there's so much written about frontpage web hosting that I'm getting quite quite depressed how to sort it all out and decide what is good and what is not. Your The Right(s) Stuff has been better than most and now perhaps I can make more use of frontpage web hosting.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Slim said...

Greetings MiniMediaGuy, I'm looking for information and chat about dns hosting and came across your site. There are some views in The Right(s) Stuff that I can take on board. I used dns hosting as one of my search terms which is how I came to visit your site. Enjoyed the read, I'll make note to come back again.

6:51 AM  
Blogger workfromhome1011 said...

Hello there, I was recently doing a search through blogs for the keyphrase free ways to make money online. I happened to come across yours even though it wasn't particularly related to what I searched for. I figured I wouldn't mind contributing to your blog by commenting it. I've been quite busy to work on my blog lately but I am interested in topics being generally related to what I search for. I know you may not think this is an appropriate post to your blog, however I would just like to compliment you on your blog and I wish you well in future endeavors with it,

Sincerely,

Mark

if you would like me to stop posting on your blog ill get the message if you turn on word verification for your blogger.com account there are no need for complaints when you could simply use that function.

p.s. I like to take a look at other blogs to get some ideas as to how I am going to form mine. free ways to make money online is related to my future blog building.

1:40 PM  
Blogger workfromhome1011 said...

Hello there, I was recently doing a search through blogs for the keyphrase make money using the internet. I happened to come across yours even though it wasn't particularly related to what I searched for. I figured I wouldn't mind contributing to your blog by commenting it. I've been quite busy to work on my blog lately but I am interested in topics being generally related to what I search for. I know you may not think this is an appropriate post to your blog, however I would just like to compliment you on your blog and I wish you well in future endeavors with it,

Sincerely,

Mark

if you would like me to stop posting on your blog ill get the message if you turn on word verification for your blogger.com account there are no need for complaints when you could simply use that function.

p.s. I like to take a look at other blogs to get some ideas as to how I am going to form mine. make money using the internet is related to my future blog building.

7:59 PM  
Blogger workfromhome101111 said...

Hello there, I was recently doing a search through blogs for the keyphrase make money in stock market. I happened to come across yours even though it wasn't particularly related to what I searched for. I figured I wouldn't mind contributing to your blog by commenting it. I've been quite busy to work on my blog lately but I am interested in topics being generally related to what I search for. I know you may not think this is an appropriate post to your blog, however I would just like to compliment you on your blog and I wish you well in future endeavors with it,

Sincerely,

Mark

if you would like me to stop posting on your blog ill get the message if you turn on word verification for your blogger.com account there are no need for complaints when you could simply use that function.

p.s. I like to take a look at other blogs to get some ideas as to how I am going to form mine. make money in stock market is related to my future blog building.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Sonyfan said...

Hello MiniMediaGuy, there's so much written about shared hosting plan that I'm getting quite quite depressed how to sort it all out and decide what is good and what is not. Your The Right(s) Stuff has been better than most and now perhaps I can make more use of shared hosting plan.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Sonyfan said...

Hello MiniMediaGuy, I've just been playing Serious Sam 2 before getting down to do some research into imageshack hosting; on the whole I'd rather continue playing. First place I came to was The Right(s) Stuff so I've been having a good time reading your blog. There are some ideas that I could maybe incorporate into imageshack hosting to make it more useful. Thank you!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I found your blog by mistake. Actually was looking for something else but I like yours.

My hub marketing network product viral could help. It is a great hub marketing network product viral tool.

2:46 AM  
Blogger Car Loans Home said...

Hi Thanks for your interesting blog. I also have a blog/site, covering car loan more
related stuff. Feel free to visit my car loan more
site.

4:18 AM  
Blogger dxinoneman2 said...

Hi,
Nice blog. A friend of mine checked out your blog and told me to come here and hopefully find out more about ez wealth by design as I am looking into joining ez wealth by design. You can't do enough research before going with the best program. Thanks for the info. Have a great day :-)

7:35 PM  
Blogger amaretto-mudslide said...

Extraordinary blog. Your site was hip and fresh
and we'll visit it again! I love surfing the internet
for blogs.
I want you to look for my crusader cash advance blog.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Shawn T Lippert said...

Thank you for the informative blog
Here Is some additional
Job Search Resources for Jobs if you or your readers are interested.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Paul Adams said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to
drop you a note telling you, Friend, how impressed I was with it.
I give you my best wishes for your future endeavors.
If you have a moment, please visit my site:
web site hosting in canada
It covers web site hosting in canada related contents.
All the best!

5:38 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Would you like to know more about our web master resources site. It is a great web master resources resource.

2:09 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

Hello, I find it very refreshing to occasionally find a post such as yours with a different topic completely different to what I was looking for. It often ads to ones list of lifes experiences.

I tend to have a soft spot for blogs related to article writers and /or sites that have a central theme around article writers type items.

Once again, thank you, hope you don't mind if I visit again sometime :-)

9:31 PM  
Blogger Erik Mann said...

Hi - I was searching for blogs about associations and found yours. Reason I was searching for associations is I have one and I'm looking for ways people run theirs.

4:31 AM  
Blogger Tomas said...

Good morning, I find it quite refreshing to occasionally find a post such as yours with a different topic completely. It somehow ads to ones little list of lifes experiences.

I seem to have a soft spot for blogs related to article sites and /or sites that have a central theme around article sites type items. I guess this comes from being a webmaster as well.

Once again, thank you, hope you don't mind if I visit again next month.

6:04 PM  
Blogger sdRay said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a classic cars site/blog. It pretty much covers ##KEYWORD## related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

See Ya There!!!

4:58 AM  
Blogger Quickregister Link Exchange said...

MiniMediaGuy,

I was looking at your blog post
about web design hosting .

You can now place a link to
your website on our website for free. See:

http://www.thefreeadforum.com


We get over 18,000 visitors per day.
Many search under web design hosting .

We have a special category for web design hosting
in our search engine friendly directory.
Your listing will be spidered by the search
engines under web design hosting .

We hope you find this to be a
good opportunity for some free
advertising.


Good luck,

John,

http://www.thefreeadforum.com
The Free Advertising Forum..

10:42 AM  
Blogger Quickregister Link Exchange said...

MiniMediaGuy,

I took a look at your post
regarding by internet make money surfing .

You are invited to place a link to
your blog on our website for free. See:

http://www.thefreeadforum.com


We get over 18,000 visitors per day.
Many are looking for by internet make money surfing
related products and services.

We have a specific category for by internet make money surfing .
Your listing will be spidered by the search
engines under by internet make money surfing . Our pages
are made to be search engine friendly.
We hope you take a moment to take
advantage of this free advertising.

Cheers,

John

http://www.thefreeadforum.com
The Free Advertising Forum.

3:56 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home