At the risk of writing about two "High School 2.0" blogosphere situations in one week (the first one being the Loren Feldman and Shel Israel brouhaha), I couldn't help but notice that Jakob Lodwick -- the brash young millionaire co-founder of Vimeo and CollegeHumour.com, and one-time blogging boyfriend of party girl-blogger Julia Allison -- has…

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My friend Steve O'Hear from Last100 has the news that Google has launched its own media-streaming software, called Google Media Server. According to the description at the Inside Google Desktop blog, it's pretty simple: if you have a networked device that can connect to your TV, then you can watch YouTube videos, look at photos…

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Like my friend Mike Masnick at Techdirt, I came across a long guest post not long ago at William Patry's blog (Patry is legal counsel for Google and an expert in copyright law) about the need for something approaching a "compulsory license" to solve the problems of rampant digital copyright infringement. A good example of…

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Matt Mason, author of the book The Pirate's Dilemma -- which takes a look at how what has been called "piracy" throughout history has actually created new technologies and new industries -- has put together a video that goes through some of the themes in the book, with the help of a couple of staffers…

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