Tim Wu / Slate:
Does YouTube Really Have Legal Problems? — HOW THE BELL LOBBY HELPED MIDWIFE YOUTUBE. — When Google bought YouTube, the conventional wisdom—expressed in op-eds, newspaper articles, and scary editorial cartoons—was that they'd also bought themselves a whole heap of copyright trouble.
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Tim Wu: YouTube is in Good Legal Shape
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Google 'safe harbor': 'Nice' way to do business?
Tim Lee / The Technology Liberation Front: The Other DMCA Provision — My DMCA paper focuses on the law's …
John Blossom / ContentBlogger: Trends — Private Equity May Face Snags In Media Hunt
Richard Koman / Silicon Valley Watcher: Google's nonexistent YouTube problem
Heather Green / Blogspotting:
Why Ze Frank is Right and Wrong About Rocketboom — It turns out that Ze Frank is right in doubting Rocketboom's numbers. Rocketboom doesn't dish up 300,000 downloads a day. In October, it's averaging around 211,000 daily downloads. — But that also means that Ze is wrong in speculating …
Discussion: Bourland.com and Beet.TV
Andrew Bourland / Bourland.com: Ze Frank vs RocketBoom: Decision goes to Andrew Baron of RocketBoom
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Rocketboom: Almost 10X Ze Frank's Downloads — Videoblogger Ze Frank is in what he calls a nerd fight with Rocketboom producer Andrew Baron. Frank says that Baron's numbers are inflated and make it difficult for he and other video bloggers to sell advertisements with much lower numbers to offer.
Discussion: Connecting the Dots
Steve Maich / macleans.ca:
Pornography, gambling, lies, theft and terrorism: The Internet sucks — They're all still down there, out of sight and all but out of mind — hundreds of millions of miles of hair-thin strands of glass, strung beneath the streets of every city, under farm fields, suburbs, deserts, and strewn across the ocean floor.
Discussion: Valleywag, What Will You See Next? and Techdirt
Smaran / Torrentfreak:
Underage Finnish BitTorrent admins fined $60,000 each — Four out of eight administrators of the Finnish BitTorrent tracker "Finreactor" have been declared guilty in court and have to pay damages totalling 60,000 dollars each. — The lawsuit against Finreactor has just come to a close (Finnish report).
Discussion: Valleywag and Neowin.net
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
BitTorrent Site Admin Sent to Prison
BitTorrent Site Admin Sent to Prison
Discussion: The Tech Report, J. LeRoy's Evolving Web and digg
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Man jailed five months for running Torrent tracker
J. LeRoy / J. LeRoy's Evolving Web: Street Dealers or Kingpins
Mcatrage / digg: Elitetorrents BitTorrent Admin Sent to Prison
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
MySpace, ByeSpace? — Some Users Renounce Social Sites as Too Big — Social-networking Web sites like MySpace.com and Facebook.com have helped link millions of friends. But now they have a new enemy: 20-year-old Jenny Thompson. — After Ms. Thompson created a MySpace page two years ago …
Discussion: Valleywag, Publishing 2.0, Conversion Rater, Screenwerk, Message, Tech Confidential Blog and The Blog Herald
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: From the Schadenfreude Dept: MySpace 'Matures'
Stowe Boyd / Message: Human Scale, Neighborhoods, and MySpaceaphobia
Brian Ward / Tech Confidential Blog: Antisocial networking — A Wall Street Journal story headlined …
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Web Site Offers To 'Fix' Elections - For A Price — A Web site called fixavote.com, which appears to be satire, claims to "guarantee" e-voting results. — That's the mantra of Election Partners, whose slick Fixavote.com Web site offers such services as "real-time voter correction," and "enhanced retrospective tallying."
Discussion: The Technology Chronicles, Techdirt and Valleywag
Jessica Guynn / The Technology Chronicles: And the winner is... A satirical online offering worthy …
MySpace Founder Acquires Majority Stake in Leading Video Search Engine Flurl.com — First Major Acquisition for LiveUniverse — Fast Growing Flurl.com Breaks Top 125 Alexa Traffic Ranking — PRIMEZONE) — Brad Greenspan, the founder of MySpace has acquired a majority stake in Flurl.com …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Founder Acquires Flurl.com
MySpace Founder Acquires Flurl.com
Discussion: Monkey Bites and alarm:clock euro
Valerie Thompson / alarm:clock euro: Belgium's Flurl Acquired By Myspace Founder
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Journal:
YouTube.com & Video Spam — This MediaPost piece discusses a Wendy's "campaign" on YouTube — commercials that "masqueraded" as videos on the site. There was considerable exposure apparently, with some users responding positively and others critical of the spots.
Discussion: The Blog Herald, Valleywag, Bourland.com, Digital Micro-Markets and digg
Tony Hung / The Blog Herald: Wendy Gaming YouTube?
Andrew Bourland / Bourland.com: Wendy's "viral" campaign on YouTube: The future of Marketing or the future of Spam?
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: YouTube clip culture: user created vs. spam vs. brand sponsored
Webtickle / digg: YouTube gets spammed by Wendy's Hamburgers
Chris Tew / PVR Wire:
Who will buy TiVo? Google, Yahoo or Microsoft? — There is no doubt in my mind that the internet will enter the living room and become a standard form of entertainment on our TV sets. — This is happening already today and being fueled by the explosion of video content appearing online.
Discussion: Download Squad, Thomas Hawk's Digital …, digg and Netscape.com Hot Stories
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Should MSFT, YHOO, or GOOG buy TiVo?
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Who will buy TiVo? — Who will buy TiVo? Google, Yahoo or Microsoft?
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
What did Microsoft learn from Vista? — After Bill Gates, the man whose name is most closely associated with Windows is Jim Allchin. Allchin, the co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services business, is in his final months at Microsoft. As previously announced …
Duncan Graham-Rowe / NewScientistTech:
Surveillance system spots violent behaviour — Smart surveillance systems capable of automatically detecting violent crimes could soon be available. — A computer vision system developed in the University of Texas in Austin, US, can already tell the difference between friendly behaviour …
Discussion: Techdirt, Clickable Culture, dailywireless.org and Slashdot
Jeff Linden / Official Linden Blog:
Amazon S3 For The Win — Sometimes the most trivial part of your Second Life experience, when magnified ten thousand times, becomes not such a trivial thing after all. — Case in point: The client you download may just seem like a 5-minute nuisance to you.
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog, Amazon Web Services Blog and Second Life Insider
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog: 1000 Lbs Web Hosting Gorilla: Amazon?
Akela Talamasca / Second Life Insider: LL Moves to Amazon S3 Servers
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Profit and Revenue Up 11% on Strength of Games and Servers — Microsoft reported solid quarterly results yesterday that slightly surpassed Wall Street expectations, with sales growth driven by its Xbox game business and software for server computers. Both revenue and profit rose 11 percent.
Discussion: Microsoft, Good Morning Silicon Valley, Paul Mooney and Gamerscore Blog
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Microsoft earnings go to 11 — Microsoft posted great numbers …
Johnporcaro / Gamerscore Blog: Quarterly Financial Report