It seems that NIN understand that involving fans into their music is actually good for their business. Hopefully we'll see more artists take this fan-friendly approach. Who knows, maybe some day Metallica will release a song of their own this way?
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But part of his scientific audience is uneasy. In talks, articles and blog entries that have appeared since his film and accompanying book came out last year, these scientists argue that some of Mr. Gore's central points are exaggerated and erroneous. They are alarmed, some say, at what they call his alarmism.
I kind of agree that maybe things on global warming have gotten out of hand, but on the other hand if this is the most important issue to affect our future isn't it worth being alarmed about?
Read the EFF DVB briefing paper Who controls your TelevisionEFF has just published a long-awaited, brilliant paper on Europe's proposed digital TV DRM system.
... EFF is the only consumer group admitted to the DRM negotiations — closed door, secretive meetings that you had to pay EU10,000 a year to attend — and then only because it came as the representative of some open source manufacturers. Speaking of which, the DVB spec requires that devices be built to resist end-user modification, which means that open source and free software are right out.