July 31, 2003
Ownership in a Digital World, With Multiple Contributors
Techlawadvisor thinks about the ownership of material on a group blog:
- Venkat digresses to ask that question after discussing the issue of whether Tyler Cowen should be kicked off the Island over at Volokh Conspiracy: Personally I hope we don't see a jettisoning in response to public outcry, as I believe proprietors of group blogs should determine membership outside of public reaction to posting.
- I've got no problem with this Cowen guy myself, I kinda like his posts, but maybe they should boot him off for not being very responsive to emails.
- Personally, I think it could be IP per permalink. Maybe that should be a new creative commons license.
An interesting idea, having IP ownership attached to each granular bit, via permalink.
July 22, 2003
Smartmobs on Micropayments
- Although the music recording industry is attempting to put the toothpaste back into the tube by suing file-sharers, and the motion picture industry is attempting to put a lock on the "Napsterization of movies" (and future PC innovation) through Digital Rights Management and "trusted computing," tens of millions of people have already voted their preferences. People want to exchange cultural material digitally online.
But how do we pay for it? Well, Bitpass and Peppercoin are looking into different ways to do this. But there are so many issues with MPs that I think it's going to take a lot of experimentation to get them to work.
July 10, 2003
Orrin Hatch on the Napsterization of Kate Spade Handbags
Techlawadvisor says he's pointing more and more (in his Shoplifting Argument gets Trashed post) to the Volokh Conspiracy.