This weeks links (2012-11-12)

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome
If you are not in Australia, you may have access to MachinimaPrime’s;
* “Episode 1” – Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome [YouTube]
* Episode 2″ – Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome [YouTube]

In brief:

* Napster, Udacity, and the Academy (2012-Nov-12) [Clay Shirky]
… We have several advantages over the recording industry, of course. We are decentralized and mostly non-profit. We employ lots of smart people. We have previous examples to learn from, and our core competence is learning from the past. And armed with these advantages, we’re probably going to screw this up as badly as the music people did. …

* World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) – DRAFT OF THE FUTURE ITRS [ITU]
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) (UN Body), is pushing to regulate the internet. Have a read through the paper and see if you can suppress a shudder

* When it comes to DRM, Amazon is a bottom feeding Hell Beast John Birmingham (2012-Nov-12) [Attendly]
Until readers actually own the books they buy, and are free to do with them as they see fit, to read them wherever and whenever they want, just like an old-fashioned dead tree book, the growing monopoly power of a retailer like Amazon will go unchallenged. And monopolies are no good for anybody, except for the guy at the top of the food chain telling everybody else how it’s gonna be. (And there’s whole schools of thinking that it’s not much good for him, either).

Some reading/listening:

* Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra “Do It With a Rockstar”

Something from Bandcamp:

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