'It's the audience which is the real product of the media, and not the programmes.' Len Masterman

The DRM Chair

Okay, digital media files aren’t furniture, but this video makes a point about DRM (digital rights management) that is worth pondering. In this case, the chair is limited to being used 8 times…

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Posted: March 3, 2013

The future of everything?

Where the internet and communications technology is concerned we’re already living in a science fiction fantasy. The Observer has a great interview with Amit Singhal, head of Google Search, which is both amazing and frightening.

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Posted: January 21, 2013

The money’s the thing

Who owns your images? Or your status updates? Or your blog posts?

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Some see this as scary, some an acceptable price of using social media.

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Posted: December 18, 2012

Tighter controls at the BBFC?

The Guardian has an article on the BBFC’s response to the recent research conducted into audience attitudes to extreme and sexual violence. Whilst it seems context is very important, the results suggest most people support tighter controls.

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Mainstream media still seems to operate in denial of the internet; why effectively censor film when anything can be found online?

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Posted: December 11, 2012

The internet is bad for you

Follow the links above, and the ones they provide and make up your own mind. Other than being generally interesting it’s useful for A2 media in terms of audience consumption of media as well as AS media and the representation of an issue.

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Posted: July 11, 2012

Wasting your time?

Don’t! Read this New York Times article on the changing definition of ‘digital divide’.

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Posted: June 6, 2012

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