links for 2009-04-29
by Martin Belam, 29 April 2009
"Because, you see, even though Reel is good, it’s not where my friends are; my friends are on Youtube and Flickr. When the first game was out, smart Skate-rs wanting to upload their videos to Youtube had to rip the FLV file by peeking into the source of the page; now, EA are enabling them to do that licitly. The file is, after all, still watermarked with the Skate 2 logo, still understood as a fragment of that product - so what if somebody wants to tweak it in iMovie or Windows Movie Maker, or cut it into a best-of compilation, or re-upload it to Youtube? They created the content, and so they should be free to do what they want with it."
Robin teases us with tidbits from the as-yet-unavailable-to-the-great-unwashed research ;-)
"DOZENS of local photographers took snaps of buses in Walthamstow in a demonstration supporting the right to take pictures in public places. The demonstration was sparked by the news that an elderly Austrian tourist and his son had allegedly been told to stop taking pictures at Walthamstow Central bus station. The demonstrators staged a protest called Take A Photo For Freedom in which they spent Saturday afternoon taking pictures of buses in the sun."