Re: protocol

Ranny Levy (ranny@cqcm.org)
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 17:29:09 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks Gary. Appreciate it. Hate to not give credit where
credit is due.
Ranny

Gary Handman wrote:
>
> Hi:
>
> Always cite the original author/title/date (and url if you're linking to an
> online version. (forget the fact that the cite was posted on a list or
> other electronic sources). The only time you'd cite a listserv is if your
> quoting something from an original posting.
>
> Does this make sense
>
> At 04:08 PM 07/18/2000 -0700, you wrote:
> >Gary,
> >I'd like to include a couple of these announcements in my
> >next e-zine. Please advise me as to protocol for crediting
> >the source, ie. when the source is other than yours, such as
> >[SOURCE: USAToday (3D), AUTHOR: Mike Snider]
> >(http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20000717/2461686s.htm)
> >but the info is from your list serve does both USA Today and
> >Gary Handman, UC Berkeley need to be acknowledged? I don't
> >want to make anyone angry and believe that some of this info
> >is of interest to our e-zine readers.
> >Tks for your help,
> >Ranny Levy
> >
> >
> >Gary Handman wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> YOUR TV'S LITTLE BLACK BOX IS GROWING UP
> >> Issue: Television
> >> Today, about half of U.S. homes have at least one set-top box, according to
> >> Forrester research. Those black boxes are undergoing huge changes. In 1996,
> >> the Congress pass a law requiring the industry to create a standard that
> >> lets consumers buy their boxes at retail, which means that the devises will
> >> be interoperable, allowing subscribers to use them with all cable systems.
> >> The advent of broadband Internet services has lured some of the biggest
> >> media players, including Microsoft, AOL and Sony, to get involved in mix.
> >> Several companies are developing set-top boxes that function as personal
> >> video recorders (PVRs). About 11% of U.S. households expect to purchase a
> >> PVR within the next year, according to a recent random survey of 1,000
> homes
> >> conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association. Some experts envision
> >> that consumers will eventually be buying a box that handles all forms of
> TV,
> >> plus phone and Net services -- with an upgradeable hard drive.
> >> [SOURCE: USAToday (3D), AUTHOR: Mike Snider]
> >> (http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20000717/2461686s.htm)
> >> >
> >> >GOVT., COS. TO BRING INTERNET HOME
> >> >Issue: Digital Divide
> >> >Lawmakers and technology companies have plans to use one of the most
> >> >ubiquitous household devices -- the television -- to bring the Web to
> >> >hundreds of fourth-grade schoolchildren. The WISH TV program will provide
> >> >them with free digital set-top boxes for one-year that enable them to
> >> >receive Web services on standard televisions, plus the two-way cable
> >> >connection needed to access the Internet. Educators from several
> >> >universities are developing Web-based curriculum for participating schools
> >> >to use with children at home. WorldGate Communications, a provider of
> >> >interactive services using the TV, is spearheading the effort with support
> >> >from Rep. Billy Tauzin, (R-LA). "The idea of putting a PC in the local
> >> >library was better than nothing but it was far short of bringing the
> >> >Internet into every household in America," said Hal Krisbergh, chairman
> and
> >> >chief executive officer of WorldGate. Once the year is up, however,
> families
> >> >probably will have to pay to continue their Internet service from
> WorldGate
> >> >and for a cable subscription.
> >> >[SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News, AUTHOR: Kalpana Srinivasan (Associated
> >> >Press)]
> >> >(http://www.mercurycenter.com/svtech/news/breaking/ap/docs/206426l.htm)
> >> >
> >>
> >> >HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION
> >> >Issue: DTV
> >> >The Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection has
> >> >scheduled a hearing on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in 2123
> Rayburn
> >> >House Office Building. The hearing will be an oversight hearing on High
> >> >Definition Television (HDTV) and related matters. Witnesses will be by
> >> >invitation only.
> >> >[SOURCE: House of Representatives]
> >> >(http://com-notes.house.gov/schedule.htm)
> >> >
> >> >BRITONS REVAMP AMERICAN TV
> >> >Issue: Television
> >> >It's another British invasion. First "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" then
> >> >"Survivor." Both are 100% British-made television ideas. Millionaire may
> >> >possibly be England's most successful cultural export in the last 30
> years.
> >> >"It's a bit like the old days of the British empire," said Paul Smith,
> >> >managing director of the British production company Celador, which came up
> >> >with the game show. "We've got a map of the world in the office colored in
> >> >pink where we've placed the show. Most of the world is pink."
> >> >[SOURCE: New York Times (B1), AUTHOR: Bill Carter]
> >> >(http://www.nytimes.com/library/arts/071800british-tv-invasion.html)
> >>
> >> DVD CASE WILL TEST REACH OF DIGITAL COPYRIGHT LAW
> >> Issue: Intekkectual Property
> >> The trial of Universal City Studios Inc. v. Eric Corley et. al is slated to
> >> begin in Manhattan on Monday and the case is seen as an important test of
> >> the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). Mr Corley made
> >> available on his Web site a software program, DeCSS, which allows users of
> >> Linux, a free operating system patched together by volunteers and
> >> distributed over the Internet, to view DVD movies on their machines. But
> >> Hollywood executives say the software also allows users to bypass the
> >> security system of DVD movie disks, thus paving the way to unauthorized
> >> viewing, copying and online transmission of movies. "This case is a
> >> well-focused presentation of the question of whether or not the DMCA
> created
> >> a new right to control access to a work if the work is encoded and
> encrypted
> >> in digital media," Benkler said. "No one has made the argument so
> >> audaciously as the movie studios have done here, that the DMCA has created
> >> that new right. Up until now, there has been no general right to control
> the
> >> reading of a book or to control access to a work. If the argument flies,"
> >> Benkler said, "there will be a completely new theory of copyright." Under
> >> the plaintiffs' view of the law, he said, a young student could not use
> >> DeCSS to decrypt a DVD in order to copy ten seconds of the movie for use in
> >> a multimedia report at school. Yet such a "fair use" right to quote from
> the
> >> movie exists in non-digital media, he said. [SOURCE: CyberTimes, AUTHOR:
> >> Carl S. Kaplan (kaplanc@nytimes.com)]
> >> (http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/07/cyber/cyberlaw/14law.html)
> >>
> >> KING ESTATE AND CBS SETTLE SUIT OVER RIGHTS TO FAMOUS SPEECH
> >> Issue: Intellectual Property
> >> Some years ago, CBS began selling a video collection, "The 20th Century
> with
> >> Mike Wallace," that included footage from Dr. Martin Luther King's "I
> Have a
> >> Dream" speech. Dr. King's family which has long been criticized by scholars
> >> for its aggressive profit-making approach to Dr. King's legacy, argued that
> >> outside corporations should not be allowed to exploit Dr. King's memory
> >> without giving a share to the estate. "It has to do with the principle that
> >> if you make a dollar, I should make a dime," said Dexter Scott King, Dr.
> >> King's son and president of the estate, in 1997. After years of dispute,
> the
> >> two sides have settled on an agreement which includes CBS making a
> >> tax-deductible contribution to the King Center for Nonviolent Social
> Change,
> >> in Atlanta. (Amount undisclosed) Both sides feel victorious. "From CBS's
> >> perspective, this has always been about the principle that they have right
> >> to use footage they take of news events," said the network's lawyer, Floyd
> >> Abrams. "From their vantage point, that principle remains inviolate, and is
> >> consistent with this resolution."
> >> [SOURCE: New York Times (A12), AUTHOR: David Firestone]
> >> (http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/071400atl-king.html)
> >>
> >> Gary Handman
> >> Director
> >> Media Resources Center
> >> Moffitt Library
> >> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
> >> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
> >>
> >> "Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)
> >
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> >
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> >suggest
> >to parents, educators, and kids themselves!" M. Voors, IN
> >
> >
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
> "Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)

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"What a fabulous resource for concerned parents!" S. Jordan, MI

"As a Children's librarian, this site will be useful to suggest to parents, educators, and kids themselves!" M. Voors, IN