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Tonight Live: Microsoft gets wacked up side the head & We are Still Mad about CARP

Mar 19, 2002, 20:56 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gerhardt)

[ Thanks to Jeff Gerhardt for this link. ]

Tuesday, March 19th, 2002
from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another CLASSIC show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of the last few weeks. In particular we will talk about a series of stories on none other than, MICROSOFT. Microsoft came very near to dodging the bullet with Microsoft vs the USA. But in the immortal words of Gomer Pile; "SURPRISE SURPRISE", thanks to nine States Attorney's General the anti-trust story just will not go away (hey shall we start a collection for Billy Boy).......

In Segment Two- CARP and Other things that PISS us off or What else does Washington have in mind to KILL the internet (or in this case webcasting)

We are joined tonight by another webcasting industry maven Paul Jones, to discuss the ongoing controversy behind CARP or "the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel" and how they are going to create regulations that will mandate a "rate schedule" dictating the minimum amount of money that a webcaster will be required to pay to the holders of music copyright.

TLS is NOT against the music artist or creator of the music getting compensated. We are against our governments continued attempts to legislate one kind of business into a protected status, and eliminate the possibility of the development of new innovation and new business models. This is an absurd idea that you can turn back the development clock. If this kind of regulatory garbage was in place 100 years ago, the Automobile would have been declared illegal.

Tonight, Paul Jones will use his many years of webcasting experience to help us sort through the CARP issue. Although often mistaken for other unreconstructed relics of the failed social policies of the Sixties, Paul Jones is the Director of ibiblio.org, a project that includes the Site Formerly Known as MetaLab.unc.edu and SunSITE.unc.edu, The Public's Library -- a large contributor-run digital library -- and home to four streamed radio stations (WCPE - Classical, WXYC and WXDU - College and WUNC - NPR). In addition to, or complimenting. his work with ibiblio, Paul is a member of the faculties of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina. Jones is author of recent articles on digital libraries in Communications of the ACM in May 2001 and February 2002. Jones has an additional on-going research interest in Open Source and Sharing Communities and Information policy issues as well as being an actively publishing poet. Paul is the editor of the Internet Poetry Archives, published by UNC Press and a contributing editor to the Heath Anthology of American Literature. He personal web site is located at http://www.ibiblio.org/pjones/ Please join us on the show, and check our IRC Chat(irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.

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