Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

The Wealth of Networks - Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler's Wealth of Networks served as a source of inspiration for the New Media Rights organization, studio, and website, and no doubt spurs on many advocates of new media. The Wealth of Networks discusses the implications of hundreds of millions, if not billions of people connected to the Internet who now have a chance to communicate, collaborate, and share their own thoughts and opinions as never before in history. Benkler points out that while new technologies enable a revolution of grassroots media that could compete with traditional media, the rise of this new culture is by no means a foregone conclusion. It is a thorough, academic journey into the cultural possibilties of new media, and the established industries and laws that threaten this development.

iSquint

iSquint is a free iPod converter for Mac OS X. iSquint takes ease-of-use to another level, literally allowing you to convert most file types with a single click. iSquint's presentation is extremely straightforward and user friendly (you won't have to worry about information overload). There is some customization available if you dig into the advanced features, but for the most part, the hardest choice you'll face is whether you want "Tiny" quality or if you want iSquint to "Go Nuts" with the quality of your video.

Videora iPod Converter

The Videora iPod Converter is a free tool that allows you to easily convert .avi, divx, xvid, .flv, x264, .vob, .mpeg, and other video files to iPod format. The Videora Converter is a nice option for both novices and more advanced users. There is a basic, streamlined mode if you don't want to fuss, and an advanced mode if you are looking for more customization. The Videora Converter also has another little bonus feature. You can download YouTube video straight from the converter and convert the .flv file into .mp4 format. It is possible to do this with other programs in multiple steps, but it is rare for one program to do it all with such ease.

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