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The iPhone could kill mobile streaming video

The new legal ramifications of bootlegs and super tiny business cards

June 15, 2007
Mooving product
The Tech Chronicles
Dan Fost gets a super-tiny business card with some artwork on it. Read more to find out what it is all about.

“He’s now using a 557-year-old business model – the printing press developed by Gutenberg – and a 400-year-old business, the Royal Mail to produce and deliver his products. One hundred years ago, people were using Heidelbergs, these great big machines with steam coming out, to print things, he said. They haven’t caught up with what these machines can do today. Modern technology is the key. How else to explain the ability to upload your Flickr stream and print 100 business cards with 100 different images, if you so desire? Everything is shipped from England, and has been delivered to 143 countries – even one set to North Korea, although Greenland remains an untapped market.”

What’s your opinion?

Is banning bootlegs legal?
Tech Dirt
Mike Masnick asks the question a lot of people in the IT industry would not like answered.

”The court found that it actually is unconstitutional. It violates the copyright clause of the Constitution (“promote the progress… for a limited time…”) because it does not set a limited term on the rights of the content producer. However, even after admitting that, the court then turns around and says that the law is constitutional, as long as you ignore the copyright clause and focus instead on just the commerce clause, which allows Congress to make laws regarding commerce. This seems like an odd sort of ruling, and basically suggests that Congress can now start passing more draconian, unconstitutional intellectual property laws… as long as they’re related to commerce.”

What’s your opinion?

The iPhone could kill mobile streaming video
Tech Web
Stephen Wellman has some new research on the mobile market he wishes to share with you.

“Get ready for this week’s edition of the analyst hockey stick. According to the latest report from Research and Markets, the U.S. market for paid mobile video services is just bustin’ at the seams, with growth expected to go from $180 million in 2006 to $10.2 billion in 2012. Are they serious?”

What’s your opinion?