3 Count: xkcdrm

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1: CBS Interactive: “Well Within Our Rights To Stream Hulu Content”

CBS, the owners of TV.com, say that the contract they have with Hulu allows them to stream Hulu videos and that the recent move by Hulu, which gets most of its content from NBC and Fox, is a violation of those terms.

Though there is no word as to what, if any, action CBS plans to take at this time, it seems pretty clear that this one is not over and will be a dispute for some time to come, especially considering that TV.com now matches Hulu in functionality and has grown, according to some estimates, larger than Hulu in terms of traffic.

2: Oh, the humanity: Windows 7’s draconian DRM?

Second, in an article on Ars Technica, Peter Bright takes a serious look at the upcoming DRM on Windows 7 and finds that it isn’t nearly as bad as people actually think it is. In fact, he concludes that most people won’t even notice it at all.

He also works to quell some of the alarm around other articles pertaining to Windows 7 DRM and works to answer some of the question raised by them.

3: xkcd – Music DRM

Finally today, the popular Webcomic xkcd took on the issue of music DRM explaining that we “won” the DRM wars and taking a quick stab at why the argument still continues.

Anyone who enjoys talking/thinking about these issues will almost certainly get at least a chuckle.


That’s it for the three count today, we’ll be back tomorrow with three more copyright links. If you have a link that you want to suggest a link for the column or have any proposals to make it better. Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. I hope to hear from you.

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