Monday, September 17, 2012

Making sense of nonsense: A review of copyright and digital reproduction

I was just directed to James Grimmelmann's remarkable dissection of digital cable reproduction as a function of copyright compliance.  In "Why Johnny can't stream," you get a very detailed breakdown of the technical hurdles required to create and maintain the cable industry.

These same hurdles are now simultaneously blocking more logical technologies while creating strange legal alternatives that make little technical sense.  I highly urge reading this entire entry.