Copyright expert Peter Jaszi blogs about the struggle to claim educational fair use of copyrighted materials, claiming that educators must be quick to define their positions on the law before publishers overtake the argument.
Open Video is more than just open codecs. It's the growing movement for
transparency, interoperability, and further decentralization in online
video. These qualities provide more fertile ground for independent
producers, bottom-up innovation, and greater protection for free speech
online. The conference will showcase awesome cultural works, inspiring
talks, and cool tech demos.
Oscar-winning French composer Maurice Jarre, who wrote the rich, lyrical scores for films including "Doctor Zhivago" and "Lawrence of Arabia," has died in Los Angeles at the age of 84. The Los Angeles Times reprinted a Q&A with the composer conducted in 1993.
FOCAL International the trade body representing the world’s footage
archives, professional footage researchers, consultants and facility
houses is pleased to announce the final nominations for the 2009 FOCAL
International Awards in association with AP Archive.
study conducted on behalf of the Nielsen-funded Council
for Research Excellence (CRE) by Ball State University's
Center for Media Design (CMD) and Sequent Partners dispels
several popular notions about video media use. Results of the $3.5 million year-long Video Consumer Mapping
(VCM) study, in which participants were directly observed
throughout the day by CMD researchers, were released to
the media industry today.
The U.S. Library of Congress has begun uploading its audio archives to iTunes, and it will soon begin to post videos on YouTube,
in an effort to make its materials easier for the public to access. The expansion to YouTube and Apple's iTunes is part of the library's efforts to make its 15.3 million
digital items more accessible, said Matt Raymond, the library's
director of communications.
Data rot refers mainly to problems with the medium on which information is stored. Over time, things like temperature, humidity, exposure to light, being stored not-very-good locations like moldy basements, make this information very difficult to read.
Read the story here: http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/should-you-worry-about-data-rot/?scp=4&sq=David%20Pogue&st=Search
The incendiary 1963 film Flaming Creatures was the only
finished movie by Jack Smith, the legendary Lower East Side performer
and personality. In 1997, critic J. Hoberman curated the first Jack Smith retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image, Jack Smith and His Secret Flix, including Smith’s films (preserved by Jerry Tartaglia), films that included his performances (such as Ken Jacobs’s Little Stabs at Happiness and Blonde Cobra), some of Smith’s favorite Hollywood movies (The Devil Is a Woman, Arabian Nights) and movies that were influenced by Smith (Pink Flamingos, Fellini Satyricon).
Sun Microsystems, Inc. said Wednesday it's joining with digital library Internet Archive to create a "living history" of the Internet. “The Internet Archive offers long-term digital preservation to the
ephemeral Internet,” said Brewster Kahle, founder of San
Francisco-based Internet Archive.