Wednesday, February 07, 2007

MyHeavy Responds: No Theft

CEO Dave Carson of MyHeavy left this comment on yesterday's post regarding the Rocketboom video found on his company's site. The email deserves to be reposted, so here it is:

someone created a profile and uploaded it to Heavy - could've been rocketboom folks, or a rocketboom fan perhaps -- and for the record, we never stole anything. the blog postings you read were a reaction to a beta test of our new search engine that enables you to search for videos from all over the web - that particular search feature is down - we're re-tooling based on the reaction we got from everyone who mistakenly thought that we were stealing videos. we hope to have a more refined version of that search functionality up and live in the next few months.
I guess that clears that one up. Much thanks to Mr. Carson for the post.
The conclusion I take is this: USERS should be more responsible in what they upload. Most video bloggers don't care if their material is distributed freely, but HOW and WHERE is a tricky game.

Ergo, don't add video anywhere unless you know you can.
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NEXT Meeting

SJSU Technology and Emerging Media gathered today for a quick, but productive meeting . We still need more students to join before we can officially become a club, so all the officers are scurrying around now trying to promote the club.

The next meeting will be held in the Academic Success Center (old Clark Library) at 4:20 PM in Room 116. I hope to see everyone there!

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2nd Meeting in 1 hour

UPDATE: The meeting will be held in Room 116.

The second meeting of the SJSU Technology & Emerging Media club will be in one hour in the Academic Success Center's conference room.

In fact, I'm sitting in the Center right now. It's the first time that I've used its computers, which are available for free to use with a valid student ID card. It's a pretty nice setup. Lots of editing software and room to spread out and work.

Silicon overload... man I'm a geek.

Anyways. Today, we'll see who else is interested in joining the club (and I pray that there are a couple), and get their contact information. I also need to get SJSU ID numbers from the officers and members. We need at least eight members to start the club.

A draft of the constitution will be available in PDF download from this site later today. I've already got it done, for the most part, and am eager to submit it once we get a list of total members.

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Living on the Internet

First, this great link from the New York Magazine on the new generation gap. The piece got me to googling, and I found this great page on Wikipedia.

What's more amazing than any of the names on the list, is the fact that none of them are more than a decade old. Geez... I'm 22, and I'm already feeling old.

(SIDENOTE: Why is it that "googling" comes up as a misspelled word on BLOGGER?! These things keep me up at night.)

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