Daily Archives: September 7, 2010

Fairfax Media loses copyright battle | News.com.au

However, Justice Bennett found that none of the 10 headlines selected by Fairfax for the case “are capable of being literary works in which copyright can subsist”.

via Fairfax Media loses copyright battle | News.com.au

A Fair Use win in Australia.

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Murray Gold’s Doctor Who Music

So, I ran across a listing, ahem, for something called Doctor Who at the Proms. Wikipedia clarifies.

Google showed video hits and I clicked on this, which happens to be one of the best pieces of Murray Gold music from the recent season:

The fellow who uploaded it recorded it from that strange thing still popular in England (because it still has actual programming on it) called radio.

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Biblioholic Review: The Bucolic Plague « Boston Book Bums

Biblioholic Review: The Bucolic Plague « Boston Book Bums

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Apple – Products – iPod History

Apple – Products – iPod History

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Conventions: Another day at the office for celebs – CNN.com

But the reality is that conventions like Dragon*Con can help make or break an actor’s career. We are no longer living in the age of Hollywood executives determining who the stars will be, Gray said. We are living in an age of social media, where the fans have a louder voice than ever before.

For example, Gray has one client whom Hollywood paid no attention to. So she went out on her own and started a webcast, and today has more than 1.7 million followers on Twitter. Ouch! That’s gotta hurt all of those people who told Felicia Day, “don’t call us; we’ll call you.”

“I think there’s been a major shift in grass roots media because of the internet and because the geeks and nerds rule the world. They are in control in so many ways. The comic is today’s Western, so many movies, and I think that if actors want to optimize their longevity, it’s important for them to meet the fans because those fans are so loyal and will show up at any movie or tune in to any television show they’re on,” Gray said.

via Conventions: Another day at the office for celebs – CNN.com

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Kobo Reader Promo Video

I cringed at the tactility of printed books being mentioned, have a quibble about them showing a pure white eInk screen, but otherwise this is a very good promo video.

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Barnes & Noble Disses A Customer

Really, you’ll want to watch all of this. Especially if you have kids you bring to Barnes & Noble.

Some adult language — understandable, due to outrage.

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