2018/10/02: BitTorrent usage has bounced back because there's too many streaming services, and too much exclusive content.
15 years ago, the reality TV craze took off in America and many people assumed that quality television programming was doomed to extinction. The reasons for this were simple: Reality shows were very cheap to produce and were hugely profitable for the major networks.
I understand the pressure to support commercial video - but the browser makers can do more to defend free and open software. By Cory Doctorow
L'acquisizione di Time Warner da parte di Comcast negli Stati Uniti sta sollevando alcuni interrogativi nuovi e davvero inaspettati. Quando assistiamo ad evoluzioni del libero mercato che generano forti concentrazioni, noi consumatori nel nostro piccolo diveniamo giustamente sospettosi per i possibili effetti che si possono determinare su prezzi e qualità nei mercati a valle. Insomma
I am happy to see that this last weekend there has been much discussion about the on-going DRM-discussions in W3C. One commentator argues that the W3C is anyway not very important and that therefore actors like Mozilla don't need to leverage any influence over their standard discussions.
Netflix is working on ditching Silverlight and replacing it with HTML5. Free software activists are not amused, and call for a boycott.