Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Why is Hollywood going against the new digital and remix generation? Do they have a fair reason to? Why can't we do a simple thing like copy a DVD that we legally own onto a computer without breaking the law? JD Lasica, renowned author of 'Darknet: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation' and co-founder of OurMedia.org speaks to host Denise Howell about Darknet, Hollywood, the Internet, and us. [Sound Policy audio from IT Conversations]
From the Tech Nation Summer Archive Series, Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Joe Trippi, the former manager of Howard Dean's U.S. Presidential campaign, and the wuthor of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised -- Democracy, The Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything." He'll tell us what was different about this Presidential campaign, one that made Internet history. From blogs to meet-ups to astonishing campaign contributions, the Internet enabled Howard Dean to come out of nowhere. [Tech Nation audio from IT Conversations]
How have "sex laws" and American culture defined the path of technological advancement? It's an interesting idea; one that Annalee Newitz, freelance writer and Media Coordinator/Policy Analyst for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, explored in her presentation "How Sex Laws Incite Technological Change" from the 2005 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. She discusses the legal and social restrictions and influences that have driven the adoption of new technologies for often unintended purposes. [ETech 2005 audio from IT Conversations]
A four star review in USA Today, read by more than 2.3 million people got ActiveWords all of 32 downloads, but, a blog post by popular blogger Robert Scoble resulted in more than ten times that number. Buzz Bruggeman, the founder and EVP of ActiveWords Inc. speaks about his experiences in marketing and selling his company's software and the networking tools he uses. He discusses how a huge advertising budget may no longer be the only way to reach people. [MeshForum audio from IT Conversations]
Finally, the war on spam is shifting to controlling outbound email traffic. This has profound implications for Internet service providers and for their customers. Zombie spambot attacks are being met with responses including blacklisting of users and entire ISPs. At Inbox-IT 2005 in San Jose, Scott Mace spoke with Scott Chasin, CTO of MX Logic, Inc. about efforts from Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. to control the spambots. [Opening Move audio from IT Conversations]
Add devices, gizmos and gadgets to the endangered species list. This presentation by Wendy Seltzer and Jason Schultz of the Electronic Frontier Foundation highlights technologies threatened by a climate hostile to innovation. Learn about the legislation that is threatening technology developers and find out what can be done to fight back. [ETech 2005 audio from IT Conversations]
What does free WiFi have to do with revenge? And what can you do with last year's high tech gizmo that is worth less than a dollar today? Science fiction author, blogger and Internet activist Cory Doctorow speaks with Dave Slusher about wireless community networks, high tech art made from trash, free speech and his new novel.
Since the dot-com days, nearly every newspaper in the world has made use of the Internet and now has a website where readers can get their news faster than they can get the hardcopy paper. But just having a website is one thing. Doing it right -- which is what Rob Curley is known for -- is another. Hear Rob's fascinating keynote presentation from the Integrated Media Association's New Media Summit in which he gives examples of how he and his web-development team at the Lawrence Journal-World continue to do it right.
How would you like a 10x improvement in wireless bandwidths? Much higher range? Without using more spectrum or more power and available in stores today! You can get it now and it's not magic but MIMO that makes it possible. MIMO is a new radio access standard pioneered by Dr. Greg Raleigh, the President and CEO of Airgo Networks. Larry Magid talks to Dr. Raleigh about this invention and how it is going to get used, on this week's edition of Larry's World. [Larry's World audio on IT Conversations]