25 octobre 2018

Why Use DRM If It Doesn't Work?

Why Use DRM If It Doesn't Work?
OK, I've felt like a pretty lonely voice with this argument, but somebody agrees with me: DRM isn't about the money, "it's all about the control." That's why, according to this author, DRM works for companies even if it doesn't succeed it protecting content - it provides the legimacy and support for a network in which content producers maintain legal control over the use of the material produced. More...

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The Art of Blogging

The Art of Blogging
George Siemens talks about blogging at the MADLat Conference, linking to this summary of his talk as well as to his notes on my talk from earlier in the day - nice. More...

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Projecting Quality

Projecting Quality
I am at the Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training (MADLaT) Conference here in Winnipeg where I was able to catch up with my friends from the province. It's too bad this conference is so short - it would have been nice to spend more time with them. More...

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Record Labels Must Pay Shortchanged Performers

Record Labels Must Pay Shortchanged Performers
You know, it's pretty hard to take the music industry seriously when it complains about piracy after things like today's story. After years of investigation, the industry agreed to pay $50 million worth of royalties it had simply not paid artists. More...

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Free for Education Home Page

Free for Education Home Page
AEShareNet has launched a license called Free for Education. In essence, "The Free for Education mark indicates that material may be freely used for educational purposes. The mark may be applied by anyone to any material in which they own the copyright provided they agree with the conditions set out in these pages." Those of you who follow this stuff are aware that I have had a running dispute with Create Commons about exactly the same issue, as a Creative Commons 'education' license was being proposed. More...

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Computer Makers Adapt Laptops for Tough School Market

Computer Makers Adapt Laptops for Tough School Market
We are nearing the crossing point in the technology exchange between computers and textbooks (the crossing point is that point in the price or sales graph where a rising technology's line crosses that of a declining technology's). More...

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Wikis Described in Plain English

Wikis Described in Plain English
Someone yesterday wrote asking what a wiki is. Thanks to George Siemens (who must read the Stephen's Web discussion area) this account is a great introduction. More...

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Giving It Away (for Fun and Profit)

Giving It Away (for Fun and Profit)
Good introductory account to the idea of Creative Commons and especially the idea that sharing content does not mean giving up on any hope of an income. More...

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Translate This Blog

Translate This Blog
It was a nice idea, but based on the comments in my Discussion area (remember, you can always comment by clicking on the [Reflect] link after each post) as well as emails sent to me overnight I am declaring the translation experiment to be an unmitigated failure. More...

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The Internet's Wilder Side

The Internet's Wilder Side
Inter-Relay Chat, or IRC, is one of the internet's older services. At any given time, according to this article, about 500,000 people may be using it to exchange ideas or, in some cases, software, MP3s and video files. More...

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