Posts tagged copyright
TOPIC: Good friend of the show and incredibly well informed (and informative) guest Alexandre Montagu, Esq. returns to discuss the recent Viacom vs. YouTube ruling, and how this fits into the context of the DMCA, our rights as consumers of media, and more … we never do get around to discussing boat hulls, but pretty much anything else of interest is in here somewhere!
Dave sticks with us the whole show this week, making sure we stay on time and on track. He still can’t keep us from almost running over but fortunately just one cool site is all we need this week -
- Montagu Law – Connect with Alex’s law firm, and see what else he has going on! In addition, you’ll find links to his recently release book “Intellectual Property: Money and Power In A New Era” – well worth the read (and don’t forget to check out our original interview about this with him HERE).
Great retro style song to end this week with Little Boots’ “Every Night I Say a Prayer”.
TOPIC: Dave and Mike have a great time, joined by John MacCormick discussing his new book “9 Algorithms That Changed the Future”! John breaks down the basics of everything from Euclid’s algorithm to modern day cryptography, web search and compression and somehow makes it accessible and easy to understand. If you’ve ever been mystified and impressed by all the goings-on that must be happening in that electronic box you stare at all day, this is the show to listen to!
Jay Garmon jumps in gives us some great trivia too:
What Apollo 1 crew practical joke became accepted NASA policy as a tribute to the loss of that mission’s crew?
Coolsites of the week included:
- The evergreen TechTalk Facebook page http://facebook.com/techtalkwrlr (don’t forget to “like” us)!
- Hipmunk comes up again, and of course …
- You’ll want to find out more about John MacCormick’s fantastic book here.
Podcast only song is the smooth “Swim Until You Can’t See Land” by Frightened Rabbit off of their Winter of Mixed Drinks album.
TOPIC: You’ve heard Mike rant about SOPA often enough … it’s about time he got someone on-air knowledgeable about the darn thing! If you’ve been wondering what it is, or why we should hate it, Reddit‘s GM Erik Martin provides a much needed clear head and informed insight into the topic.
Not to let a show go without some sort of rant, Mike also gets his whine on about ereaders and newspapers and why they don’t combine forces offering low-cost ereaders with a subscription contract … which, judging by the news today somebody must have listened!
Jay Garmon joins us to answer last week’s geek trivia and present a great new one:
Who was the famous inventor that had the year 4000 exception suggestion to replace the leap year idea, and why was this suggestion not made into a rule?
We skip the whole coolsite of the week thing again (too much cool stuff going on with the show), but some places you should check out include:
- SOPA on Reddit – We discuss this on air, and it’s a great place to start for in-depth and current info about SOPA!
- Reddit.com – If you haven’t gotten there yet, well, it’s about time you did!
- TechTalk on Facebook – Don’t forget to “like” us if you’re a fan!
The podcast only song is the awesome “She Only Sleeps …” by David Byrne!