November 15, 2005

The Woes of the Legacy Media Company in the 21st Century

Sony, which is selling CD's with a backdoor in software the CD's install semi-secretly, has also designed that software using code that's under LGPL license, but has not put the code back out to the community as the license requires.

This is according to a Dutch article (english here) and Slashdot.

Violating your privacy and the LGPL agreement. It's so hard navigating the modern world. Especially if you are a legacy company. Oy.

Posted by Mary Hodder at November 15, 2005 12:01 PM | TrackBack
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The irony is delicious: Sony's digital rights management code is illegally using someone else's software.

Posted by: Ed Falk at November 16, 2005 10:55 AM

SANTIAGO.- Recientemente se realiz� en la Universidad Diego Portales de
Chile el Tercer Congreso Iberoamericano de Periodismo Digital (http://www.periodismodigital.udp.cl/),
en el que se discutieron diversos temas
relacionados con la nueva forma de hacer y entender el periodismo, en un
mundo donde predominan los sitios web, los blogs, el iPod y otras
tecnolog�as al servicio de la informaci�n.
Protagonistas de este encuentro fueron, m�s all� de los exponentes, los
propios estudiantes de Periodismo, �vidos por conocer el qu�, qui�n, cu�ndo
y c�mo de los r�pidos cambios que vive el mundo gracias a la tecnolog�a e
Internet.

Es por eso que, en una iniciativa �nica, alumnos de la Universidad del
Desarrollo de Chile http://udd2005.blogspot.com
realizaron una completa cobertura al evento, subiendo notas,
entrevistas, audio e incluso videos a un blog.
http://www.arturocatalan.cl/congreso

Dentro del material destacado est� las entrevistas a la espa�ola Mar�a Jos�
Cantalapiedra, periodista y docente, quien discuti� en el congreso la
evoluci�n de la pir�mide invertida y c�mo �sta sigue siendo la mejor forma
de redactar una noticia a pesar del nuevo periodismo y las nuevas
tecnolog�as.

Sobre esto �ltimo expuso el chileno Carlos Osorio, ingeniero del MIT, quien
habl� de la relaci�n entre periodismo y medios tecnol�gicos.

El tambi�n espa�ol Gumercindo Lafuente, del diario El Mundo, se
refiri� a los desaf�os de los medios online, mientras que el peruano
Diego Peralta, del diario Per�.21 se�al� que el periodismo digital al
informar antes ha obligado al peri�dico ser m�s de an�lisis.
Del diario peruano El Comercio, habl� en forma especial para el blog de la
cobertura del congreso de los alumnos de la Universidad del Desarrollo el
periodista Juan Carlos Luj�n, quien se refiri� al fen�meno blogs, que
defini� como de gran utilidad para los periodistas.

Otra de las cosas interesantes de este sitio web de los futuros periodistas,
es que incluyeron archivos de audio y video, por lo que quienes lo visiten
pueden enterarse de lo ocurrido a trav�s de formatos multimedia. Tambi�n se
pueden bajar desde el blog algunas presentaciones.

Un abrazo desde lo m�s austral del mundo: Chile

Posted by: Felipe Aguilera at November 18, 2005 12:24 PM

here is the english translation, courtesy of bablefish, of the comment above:

SANTIAGO. - Recently Diego was made in the University Vestibules of Chile the Third Latin American Congress of Digital Journalism (http://www.periodismodigital.udp.cl/), in which diverse subjects related to the new form were discussed to make and to understand the media, in a world where the Web sites predominate, blogs, iPod and other technologies to the service of the information.

Protagonists of this encounter were, beyond the exponents, the own students of Journalism, eager to know what, who, when and how of the fast changes that the world lives thanks to technology and Internet. He is why, in a unique initiative, students of the University of the Development of Chile http://udd2005.blogspot.com made one complete cover to the event, raising notes, interviews, audio and even videos to blog. http://www.arturocatalan.cl/congreso

Within the outstanding material it is the interviews to the Spanish Maria Jose Cantalapiedra, educational journalist and, who discussed in the congress the evolution of the inverted pyramid and how this one continues being the best form to write up the news in spite of the new media and the new technologies. On this last one she exposed the Chilean Carlos Osorio, engineer of the MIT, that spoke of the relation between journalism and technological means.

Also the Spanish Gumercindo Lafuente, of the newspaper the World, talked about to the challenges of online means, whereas the Peruvian Diego Peralta, of the Per.21 newspaper indicated that the digital media when informing before has forced the analysis newspaper to be more.

Of the Peruvian newspaper the Commerce, spoke in special form for blog of the cover of the congress of the students of the University of the Development the journalist Juan Carlos Lujn, who talked about to the phenomenon blogs, that he defined as very useful for the journalists.

Another one of the interesting things of this Web site of the future journalists, is that they included archives of audio and video, reason why that visit it they can find out happened through formats the multimedia. Also some presentations can be lowered from blog.

A hug from most austral of the world: Chile

Posted by: mary hodder at November 18, 2005 01:48 PM

And today Texas just filed suit against Sony for spyware introduction. Yikes...get with it...time to fire your old school legal advisors.

Posted by: Jeremy at November 21, 2005 06:09 PM