Entertainment Cartels Fight TiVo Development Tooth and Nail

Reading Time: 4 minutes An article below from Sundays Washington Post by Rob Pegoraro illustrates why sports bodies and the movie industry should be locked up under RICO and the key thrown away. Original here. Maxium kudos to Dwayne Hendricks of the Interesting People mailing list for flagging this up. TiVo vs. the Broadcast Flag Wavers By Rob Pegoraro … Read moreEntertainment Cartels Fight TiVo Development Tooth and Nail

Popbitch rumour mill

Reading Time: < 1 minute From Popbitch: – speculation the Weinstein brothers are leaving Miramax imminently to buy MGM with Steve Jobs for more than $5bn – UK garage/ R&B starlets Mis-Teeq’s future in UK is worrisome, Telstar’s demise left them labelless, but Scandalous is shooting up the Billboard chart in US. No 35 and “greatest gainer” this week

BBC Online Under Siege

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Labour continued waging its dirty war on UK’s public sector broadcaster the BBC has just entered a new phase. Philip Graf’s report into the BBC’s online activities recommends cutting the content that could be provided by private sector providers. This of course has nothing to do with Labour’s special relationship with independent media companies … Read moreBBC Online Under Siege