Fwd: Communications-related Headlines (II)

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 1 Mar 1999 11:56:22 -0800 (PST)

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>KENNEDY CENTER EXPANDS SERIES TO INTERNET
>Issue: Arts
>On April 1 the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC will begin daily live music
>broadcasts on the Internet. The formal announcement will come this afternoon
>and a test broadcast is scheduled for tomorrow at
><http://kennedy-center.org/stage/millennium>. By broadcasting the Millennium
>Stage programs, the center will solidify its position as the only venue of
>its kind in the country with a free performance every day on its stages and
>now electronically. The concerts include some well-known acts, up-and-coming
>artists, military bands, and local university and school groups. Typically
>they attract anywhere from 400 to 7,000 attendees depending on the
>performer. The center today will also unveil plans for two permanent
>performance spaces for Millennium Stage, plus a show to mark the second
>anniversary of the project on March 1 with Randy Newman and KC & the
>Sunshine Band. [Wow, what a bargain: see KC -- for free!]
>[SOURCE: Washington Post (C1), AUTHOR: Jacqueline Trescott]
><http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPlate/1999-02/17/155l-021799-idx.html>
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>INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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>DIGITAL COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT FOR VIDEO
>Issue: Intellectual Property
>Five major computer and electronics firms have announced plans for a new
>"watermark" standard to protect digital movies and videos from piracy. IBM,
>NEC, Sony, Pioneer, and Hitachi have agreed on a single standard for a
>binary code that will be embedded on every frame of a digital recording.
>This digital watermark would allow legitimate copying of recorded material,
>but prevent illegal copies from being made. DVD systems are expected to be
>the first to use the new technology.
>[SOURCE: New York Times (C2), AUTHOR: Rob Fixmer]
>http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/02/biztech/articles/17blue.html
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
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