FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin said that proposed XM-Sirius merger faces a “high hurdle”. Public Knowledge has tentatively supported the merger, provided it met antitrust requirements and the following conditions. Terrestrial broadcasters have opposed the deal.
EMI joined the three other major music labels in allowing YouTube to play its artists' performances and music videos. However, the two companies have yet to agree on how or whether users can incorporate EMI's music in personal videos and mash-ups.
The new RealPlayer 11 will allow users to save embedded web videos, save them, put them on iPods, or burn them to CD's (DRM-ed videos are still off-limits, but that probably won't be enough to placate content providers).
CNET has picked up on the MLB-Slingbox fight. MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman claims the new technology is illegal because, “is not a place-shifting device, (it) is a delivery-shifting device.” PK has coverage here.
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