Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Broadband 

The Broadband is Kay Hanley, Jill Sobule, and Michelle Lewis.
They are 3 women with a cleverly titled musical group, The Broadband. Their first collaboration has yielded a surprisingly good tune, God SaveThe Internet. Their first effort is a throwback to the great protest songs of the 60's. Not so much for it's preachiness, which it lacks for the better, but for it's genuine catchiness. You will get this song stuck in your head.

"H-ey Mr. Telecom man,
G-od save the Internet.
Don't change my reality,
keep net neutrality,
G-od save the Internet."

Their cause is Network Neutrality and the song is hosted by savetheinternet.com. Download the song here, you won't regret it. Also, check out info on how to help fight for your right to a neutral network.


Sunday, June 04, 2006

Death by DMCA 

Death by DMCA
Hollywood is good at telling stories. The one it has been screening in Washington—that music and movies will perish if the regulators don't kill the dangerous gizmos first—is powerful drama but has about as much basis in reality as Lord of the Rings. Killing off gizmos and subjecting technological development to the whims of federal regulators will ultimately hurt not just consumers but also tomorrow's creative industries—both technology and entertainment.

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