Monday, July 30, 2007

Sherman Austin Interview

Our guest on July 28 was Sherman Austin. We talked a bit about his history with RaisetheFist and what he's doing now with CopWatchLA.

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Seeing Yellow

Is your printer ratting you out?
The folks at Seeing Yellow don't think it should.

Regina Lynn Interview

Our guest on July 21 was Regina Lynn, Wired's Sex Drive columnist and author of SexRev 2.0. We talked a lot about Second Life, copyright issues, and the blurring distinction between our virtual, fantasy, and real lives.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

LA Sheriff Blocks Union Website

Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has blocked access from hundreds of sheriff department computers to the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs web site. Union President Steve Remige thinks the action is "petty". Undersheriff Larry Waldie told the L.A. Times the reason for the blockage was because the union newsletter had "unfairly" criticized the Sheriff and others.
"They were saying, quite frankly, in our opinion, untruths about many of our departmental members, and we didn't think it was appropriate to allow them access to that kind of bashing," Waldie said.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Joseph Menn Interview

Our guest on July 7 was Joseph Menn, staff writer at the L.A. Times and author of All the Rave, the Rise and Fall of Shawn Fanning's Napster. Using his book as a starting point, we talked about the evolution of music downloads on the Internet, and about the challenges still facing artists and the industry eight years after the introduction of that disruptive file trading program.

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Sprint Terminates Customers Who Complain

Sprint/Nextel has begun sending letters to some customers saying their service will be canceled because of excessive calls to customer service.
"Our records indicate that over the past year, we have received frequent calls from you regarding your billing or other general account information," the letter reads. "While we have worked to resolve your issues and questions to the best of our ability, the number of inquiries you have made to us during this time has led us to determine that we are unable to meet your current wireless needs."

via BoingBoing

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Jake Ward and Save Net Radio

Our guest on June 30 was Jake Ward, spokesperson for The SaveNetRadio Coalition. We talked about the group's effort to change the new royalty rates being imposed upon webcasters by the Copyright Royalty Board. The coalition staged the Internet Day of Silence last week and are supporting the Internet Radio Equality Act, which would substantially change the proposed rate structure.

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