May 15, 2005  ·  Lessig

The OECD “Working Party on the Information Economy” has gotten very good at being insightful about network issues. Their latest report about “Digital Broadband Content: The online computer and video gaming industry” is here.

May 14, 2005  ·  Lessig


So read this twice, because it is extraordinary news.

MinusKelvin is a physics and calculus teacher by day. A composer by night. He makes tracks available to podcasters using Creative Commons licenses. On Edison’s birthday this year, he joined ccMixter.

Friday we learned that Runoff Records, Inc. has signed MinusKelvin, after discovering him on ccMixter. Together with another ccMixter, Pat Chilla, the label will now be “doing the next three seasons of America’s Next Top Model.”

May 14, 2005  ·  Lessig

So there’s this pattern of maturity in a technology — from proprietary to “open” — as players in the industry resolve they can’t bet their future on trusting one particular player. And so it is happening in the digital camera industry, as users and developers demand an OpenRAW standard.

May 7, 2005  ·  Lessig

So imagine you’ve got a PDF document. The document will go through different versions. You want to make sure the reader is reading the current version. Is there a way to make a PDF version aware? So if you open it on a machine connected to the net, it can either update itself, or warn you that the version you’re reading is out of date?