March 20, 2002

Tonight live on The Linux Show: Microsoft gets wacked up side the head

Jeff Gerhardt writes, "Tuesday, March 9th, 2002 from the home of Wayne' s World, Aurora IL: Tonight LIVE on at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et, Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another CLASSIC show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of the last few weeks. In particular we will talk about a series of stories on none other than, MICROSOFT. Microsoft came very near to dodging the bullet with Microsoft vs the USA. But in the immortal words of Gomer Pile; "SURPRISE SUR PRISE", thanks to nine States Attorney's General the anti-trust story just will not go away (hey shall we start a collection for Billy Boy).......

In Segment Two- CARP and Other things that PISS u s off or What else does Washington have in mind to KILL the internet (or in this case webcasting)

We are joined tonight by another webcasting indus try maven Paul Jones, to discuss the ongoing controversy behind CARP or "the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel" and how they are going to create regulations that will mandate a "rate schedule" dictating the minimum amount of money that a webcaster will be required to pay to the holders of music copyright.

TLS is NOT against the music artist or creator of the music getting compensated. We are against our governments continued attempts to legislate one ki nd of business into a protected status, and eliminate the possibility of the development of new innovation and new business models. This is an absurd idea that you can turn back the development clock. If this kind of regulatory garbage was in place 00 years ago, the Automobile would have been declared illegal.

Tonight, Paul Jones will use his many years of webcasting experience to help us sort through the CA RP issue. Although often mistaken for other unreconstructed relics of the failed social policies of the Sixties, Paul Jones is the Director of ibiblio .org, a project that includes the Site Formerly Kn own as and, The Public's Library -- a large contributor-run digital library -- and home to four streamed radio station s (WCPE - Classical, WXYC and WXDU - College and W UNC - NPR). In addition to, or complimenting. his work with ibiblio, Paul is a member of the faculties of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Information and Library Scie nce at the University of North Carolina. Jones is author of recent articles on digital libraries in Communications of the ACM in May 200 and February 2002. Jones has an additional on-going research interest in Open Source and Sharing Communities and Information policy issues as well as being an actively publishing poet. Paul is the editor of the Internet Poetry Archives, published by UNC Press and a contributing editor to the Heath Anthology of American Literature. He personal web site is located at join us on the show, and check our IRC Chat(irc.thelinu #linuxshow).

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