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Archive for March 15th, 2006

CopyCense Changes RSS Feed

Issue: Effective today, CopyCense™ will change its RSS feed from the native feed provided by our blog service to a feed offered by FeedBurner. Feedburner is a service that manages RSS subscriptions.

Reason for Change: We had been using the original, native feed (XML) that came with TypePad, our hosted publication platform. While we have been satisfied with TypePad, its metrics and reporting mechanisms are poor. The editorial staff needs better metrics in order to improve CopyCense™ for our audience. FeedBurner gives the editorial staff improved detail about who visits our site, when, and for how long.

FeedBurner does not record any personally identifying information.

What Do I Need to Do (or How Do I Subscribe to the New Feed)? In order to continue to receive CopyCense™ headlines and story summaries in your aggregator or newsreader of choice, you will have to change the CopyCense™ feed address. The new feed address is

http://feeds.feedburner.com/copycense/AdaR

If you click the new RSS feed icon New RSS Icon you will be transferred to CopyCense‘s new RSS feed page via FeedBurner. From there, you may subscribe to the new feed in one of two ways:

  1. Automatically add the new RSS feed to select Web-based news readers such as Bloglines, Newsgator, or My Yahoo!. (You also may subscribe automatically to the new feed from this page if you have certain desktop news readers, such as NetNewsWire.)
  2. Copy the URL that appears in your browser’s address bar, and then paste it in the appropriate location in your aggregator.

When Can I Change to the New CopyCense RSS Feed? You can make the change now. Just go to the right hand navigation column and click the New RSS Icon icon for the new RSS feed. Follow the directions listed in the previous question.

How Long Will the Old Feed Remain Active? We will keep the old feed active until April 1, 2006. (The old RSS feed has the Old RSS Icon symbol next to it.) After April 1, all readers must subscribe to the new RSS feed New RSS feed to continue receiving CopyCense™ headlines and story summaries in their aggregators and newsreaders.

How Does This Affect the CopyCense™ E-Mail Service? It doesn’t. If you already receive CopyCense™ by e-mail (through FeedBlitz), you do not need to make any changes. Our technical staff will handle all the changes, and you should continue receiving your CopyCense™ updates regularly. New subscribers to the CopyCense’s FeedBlitz e-mail service automatically will be subscribed to the new RSS feed.

Questions? If you have any questions about this change, or any other aspect of CopyCense™, please feel free to contact us at copycense at g mail dot com.

K. Matthew Dames

Executive Editor

CopyCense

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

03/15/2006 at 09:00

Posted in Uncategorized

Knight Ridder Sold for $4.5 Billion

“Knight Ridder, the second-largest newspaper company in the United States, agreed last night to sell itself for about $4.5 billion in cash and stock to the McClatchy Company, a publisher half its size, according to people involved in the negotiations.

“The deal, which is expected to be announced today, comes as the newspaper industry is gripped by uncertainty. Readers have begun to drift away from printed newspapers as their Web sites have experienced sharp gains in use.”

Katharine Q. Seelye & Andrew Ross Sorkin. Newspaper Chain Agrees to a Sale for $4.5 Billion. The New York Times. March 13, 2006.

See also:

Geraldine Fabrikant & Floyd Norris. Was Death of Newspapers Greatly Exaggerated, or Is Verdict Still Out? The New York Times. March 14, 2006.

Katharine Q. Seelye. McClatchy to Resell 12 Papers It’s Buying. The New York Times. March 14, 2006.

Jon Fine. McClatchy’s Big Bet on Old Media. BusinessWeek Online. March 14, 2006.

Matt Richtel. Hungry Media Companies Find a Meager Menu of Web Sites to Buy. The New York Times. March 13, 2006.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

03/15/2006 at 08:59

Posted in Uncategorized

Fans Indicted Under Pre-Release Copyright Law

“A pair of apparent Ryan Adams fans ran afoul of a new law making it a crime to publish songs before their release to the general public when they made portions of the singer’s latest album available on a Web site frequented by his fans, federal authorities said Thursday.

“Robert Thomas of Milwaukee and Jared Bowser of Jacksonville, Fla., were indicted under a provision of the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act law that makes it a separate federal crime to pirate music and movies before they are released to the public, said a federal prosecutor and FBI agent.

“The indictments are believed to be the first under the prerelease provision of the 2005 FECA law.”

The Hollywood Reporter. Feds Bust Fans for Pirated Ryan Adams Tunes. News.com. March 10, 2006.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

03/15/2006 at 08:55

Posted in Uncategorized

Is Open Source Being Privatized?

“The success of open source programmers has had a far-reaching impact on the tech industry. Linux has spread to more than 25% of the world’s servers and has become a legitimate rival to Microsoft Corp.’s Windows. The open-source approach is compelling enough that IBM and Sun Microsystems Inc. have become major supporters, utterly changing how they market software.

“Yet in recent weeks the open-source community has been thrown into tumult. Software giant Oracle Corp. has acquired two small open-source companies and is in negotiations to buy at least one more. Many experts believe this is the beginning of a broader trend in which established tech companies scoop up promising open-source startups.”

BusinessWeek Online. Open Season On Open Source? March 13, 2006.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

03/15/2006 at 08:50

Posted in Uncategorized

Scanr Lets Digitization Go Mobile

“Camera phones are nice to have and fun to use, but let’s be honest: Is there any practical reason to have a camera on a cell phone?

“For the most part, the quality isn’t great, and most people are just snapping random shots of themselves, their kids or their pets. Now, a new company called Scanr wants to provide a more utilitarian use of that camera phone by turning it into a mobile scanning device.

“Scanr is aimed at the mobile professional, such as a real estate agent or sales representative who needs to quickly exchange and process documents and now relies on the retail copying stores.”

Sara Kehaulani Goo. Mobile Scanning by Camera Phone. WashingtonPost.com. March 12, 2006.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

03/15/2006 at 08:47

Now Is the Golden Age of Animation

“Old-timers in Hollywood sometimes talk about a golden age of animation, seven or eight decades ago, when cartoons were funny, beautiful, and perfect. But the truth is, toons have always been a bit of a backwater — the province of Disney kiddie flicks, Looney Tunes, maybe a rudimentary special effect.

“Until recently. These days, animation is everywhere. Even the most realistic movies call on animators to simulate an ungettable shot or to make a moment just a smidge more perfect.

“Fifty years ago, there were about 1,000 animators in Hollywood — half of them at Disney. Today, there are countless digital animators, effects specialists, and videogame makers in every major city. From the wackiest cartoon to the grittiest docudrama, the true golden age of animation has just begun.”

Matt Brady. How Digital Animation Conquered Hollywood. Wired. March 2006.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

03/15/2006 at 08:39

Posted in Uncategorized

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