At the NY Times, David Pogue offers an Ode to the RIAA.
Digital Media Wire: HD DVD Anti-Piracy Compromised; HD Movies Appear on BitTorrent.
A group of hackers has compromised the anti-piracy technology on Toshiba's new HD DVD format, and high-definition copies of several feature films have been uploaded to the BitTorrent file-sharing network, The New York Times reported.
FreePress.net: FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps tonight challenged thousands gathered at the National Conference for Media Reform to enact a new American Media Contract, calling for citizens to stand up and "get rid of the bad old rules that got us into this mess in the first place."
NY Times: On Display, the Video Frontier.
TiVo is a company that many adore — especially those who like an underdog. In 1997 it popularized the digital video recorder, or DVR, which lets you pause live TV and fast-forward through the ads. A decade later, it is floundering in the face of generic copycats and the reluctance of many cable and satellite customers to have a second box.
But there was hope for TiVo fans at C.E.S. After nearly a year of development, the company announced that it had finished tailoring its famously user-friendly service for the set-top boxes of the cable giant Comcast — the fruits of a partnership announced last spring.
This year, Comcast customers will be offered the ability to download TiVo onto their existing box (no visit necessary from the cable guy). A monthly fee has not been announced, but a Comcast representative said it would offer TiVo as a premium alternative to its current generic DVR, which it leases for $11.95 a month. ...
NY Times: Congress to Take Up Net’s Future, with Net neutrality legislation.
Brad Kava in the San Jose Mercury News: Radio rebel refuses to back down