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NYPL & Flickr Commons

Back in my days in DC, I recall using the card catalog at the National Archives to do research for photos, videos and films. It was/is such a shame that so much of their collection still isn’t even housed in a digital database, let alone digitized for use. But times are changing quickly.
The New York […]

An article in today’s Journal paints a bleak outlook for net neutrality.
Separately, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. have withdrawn quietly from a coalition formed two years ago to protect network neutrality. Each company has forged partnerships with the phone and cable companies. In addition, prominent Internet scholars, some of whom have advised President-elect Barack Obama […]

ArtistShare for Film

Filmmaker Paul Devlin has been spending time sharing his experiences with his most recent project BLAST!. I mentioned his article on festival strategy and I had a chance to also catch up with his article on ArtistShare, an alternative funding model that he experimented with on the project.
The concept behind ArtistShare actually started with musicians. […]

Netflix Streams

I noticed on Lifehacker today that Netflix is now streaming to TiVo, and while I wasn’t watching, they also added Watch It Now for Macs (the option was only available to PC users for a long while). From their website:
Instantly watch movies (some new releases) & TV episodes (including current season) from over 12,000 choices […]

IDFA: Follow-up on Euro Fair Use

As you might have read in my Permissions Culture in the UK post, I was bowled over by the lack of flexibility in fair dealing in the UK. Patricia Aufderheide of The Center for Social Media at American University reports from the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam that there actually has been a bit of progress:
The […]

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