nettime This is not Amsterdam

2007-03-24 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/23/AR2007032301753.html?nav=hcmodule


Et voila:


*Paris Embraces Plan to Become City of Bikes*

By John Ward Anderson
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, March 24, 2007; A10

PARIS, March 23 -- Paris is for lovers -- lovers of food and art and 
wine, lovers of the romantic sort and, starting this summer, lovers of 
bicycles.

On July 15, the day after Bastille Day, Parisians will wake up to 
discover thousands of low-cost rental bikes at hundreds of high-tech 
bicycle stations scattered throughout the city, an ambitious program to 
cut traffic, reduce pollution, improve parking and enhance the city's 
image as a greener, quieter, more relaxed place.

By the end of the year, organizers and city officials say, there should 
be 20,600 bikes at 1,450 stations -- or about one station every 250 
yards across the entire city. Based on experience elsewhere -- 
particularly in Lyon, France's 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/countries/france.html?nav=el 
third-largest city, which launched a similar system two years ago -- 
regular users of the bikes will ride them almost for free.

It has completely transformed the landscape of Lyon -- everywhere you 
see people on the bikes, said Jean-Louis Touraine, the city's deputy 
mayor. The program was meant not just to modify the equilibrium between 
the modes of transportation and reduce air pollution, but also to modify 
the image of the city and to have a city where humans occupy a larger 
space.

The Socialist mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delano?, has the same aim, said 
his aide, Jean-Luc Dumesnil: We think it could change Paris's image -- 
make it quieter, less polluted, with a nicer atmosphere, a better way of 
life.

But there is a practical side, too, Dumesnil said. A recent study 
analyzed different trips in the city with a car, bike, taxi and 
walking, and the bikes were always the fastest.

The Lyon rental bikes, with their distinctive silver frame, red 
rear-wheel guard, handlebar basket and bell, can also be among the 
cheapest ways to travel, because the first half-hour is free, and most 
trips are shorter than that.

It's faster than the bus or metro, it's good exercise, and it's almost 
free, said Vianney Paquet, 19, who is studying law in Lyon. Paquet said 
that he uses the rental bikes four or five times a day and pays 10 euros 
(about $13) a year, half for an annual membership fee and half for 
rental credit that he never actually spends because his rides typically 
last just a few minutes.

Anthonin Darbon, director of Cyclocity, which operates Lyon's program 
and won the contract to start up and run the one in Paris, said 95 
percent of the roughly 20,000 daily bike rentals in Lyon are free 
because of their length.

Cyclocity is a subsidiary of outdoor advertising behemoth JCDecaux, 
which runs much smaller bike businesses in Brussels, Vienna and the 
Spanish cities of Cordoba and Girona. London, Dublin, Sydney and 
Melbourne reportedly are considering similar rental programs.

The Cyclocity concept evolved from utopian bike-sharing ideas that 
were tried in Europe in the 1960s and '70s, usually modeled on 
Amsterdam's famous white bicycle plan, in which idealistic hippies 
repaired scores of bicycles, painted them white, and left them on the 
streets for anyone to use for free. But in the end, the bikes were 
stolen and became too beat-up to ride. A number of U.S. cities, 
including Portland, Ore., have also experimented with community-use 
bicycle programs.

JCDecaux experimented with designs and developed a sturdier, less 
vandal-prone bike, along with a rental system to discourage theft: Each 
rider must leave a credit card or refundable deposit of about $195, 
along with personal information. In Lyon, about 10 percent of the bikes 
are stolen each year, but many are later recovered, Darbon said.

And to encourage people to return bikes quickly, rental rates rise the 
longer the bikes are out. In Paris, for instance, renting a bike will be 
free for the first 30 minutes, $1.30 for the next 30 minutes, $2.60 for 
the third half-hour, and $5.20 for the fourth half-hour of use and every 
30 minutes after that. That makes the cost of a two-hour rental about $9.10.

Membership fees in Paris will be steeper than in Lyon, from $1.30 for 
one day to about $38 for a year.

The Paris deal will bring the world's biggest bicycle fleet to the City 
of Light in a complex, 10-year public-private partnership.

JCDecaux will provide all of the bikes (at a cost of about $1,300 
apiece) and build the pickup/drop-off stations. Each will have 15 to 40 
high-tech racks connected to a centralized computer that can monitor 
each bike's condition and location. Customers can buy a prepaid card or 
use a credit card at a computerized console to release a bike.

The company will pay start-up costs of about $115 million and employ the 
equivalent of about 285 people full time to operate the system and 

Re: nettime Poetic Terrorism and Guerrilla Art in the 21st

2007-02-26 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Jane,

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Columbian born painter Fernando Botero exhibited works in California  
 that depict the Abu Ghriab prison and suspected abuse to prison  
 inmates. His works are bold and courageous, and depict the artist  
 disgust in US policy regarding prison inmates. I, like everyone else,  
 was shocked by the barbarity, especially because the United States is  
 supposed to be this model of compassion. His goal is to make people  
 remember the human tragedies sot hat no one will forget the unjust  
 action of the US soldiers to Abu Ghraib's prisoners. His pictures look  
 to shake people to disturb them, to make them think, and hopefully  
 make them act. We have artist that are working with portraying the  
 victims and the perpetrators of terrorism on both sides of the fence.

Thanks for mentioning him. He is not a favourite of the abstract 
expressionists and somewhere art critique becomes kitsch.

But you could have added infos on the sponsors of abstract expressionism 
in the state department.

Marcel Duchamps may be nice, he may be funny, but such programs are 
limited and fun may become ignorance.


H.


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nettime Josh Wolf, a fractured skull and a vandalised police car

2007-02-07 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/06/AR2007020601601.html

Voila, as a reading help:

Journalist's 169-Day Jail Stay Sets U.S. Record


SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6 -- A freelance videographer, jailed for refusing 
to turn over footage of a demonstration to federal investigators, became 
the longest-incarcerated journalist in U.S. history Tuesday.

Josh Wolf, 24, has spent 169 days in a federal prison after declining a 
federal subpoena for unaired videotape he shot of a chaotic July 2005 
protest in San Francisco against the Group of Eight summit in Scotland. 
A police officer suffered a fractured skull and a police car was 
vandalized during the melee.

In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that reporters are not entitled to 
withhold confidential sources or unpublished material in a grand jury 
investigation or criminal trial.


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nettime Women and multiculturalism

2007-02-03 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Hi, trying to figure out something on women, multiculturalism and 
international relations, what international law can do. Women and 
multiculturalism seems to be women against fundamentalism, not just in 
western countries, the western modern lifestyle against an archaic 
lifestyle. Honor killings etc. But I dont want to see it from a 
western point of view. For me it is about poverty and participation. 
Life in Afghan villages, selling kids, brides, to rich neighbors as one 
case, women and football in Iran as the other. There are two ILO 
programs, women at the workplace and the women entrepreneur. I have the 
idea that it is a slow process, to go with tanks into Afghan villages is 
useless, we have to be patient. Women and football seems to be a good 
idea by the Iranian president. As spectator in Iran, but see also the 
Palestine women football team.

Poverty and participation, what have I overlooked?


H.


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Re: nettime Peace offer snubbed as Nettime Brouhaha approaches

2006-10-21 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Danny Butt wrote:
  why aren't they talking about women in Iraq or Afghanistan or North Korea.

   
Good idea, women in Afghanistan and money.


H.


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Re: nettime The Creative Common Misunderstanding

2006-10-11 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Florian,

Florian Cramer wrote:

 Kurt Schwitters was not sued for collaging the logo of German
 Commerzbank into his Merz painting which in turn yielded his Merz
 art. Neither did Andy Warhol receive injunctions for using Coca Cola's
 and Campbell's trademarks. As long as these symbols remained inside the
 art world, they did not raise corporate eyebrows. 

I thought a little bit about this and I think the only valid argument 
is: is it good art or not? The Schwitters and Warhol pieces are. Both 
had something different in mind, much more than copyright, something 
new, and they succeded artistically.

Sampling is just another limit of copyright, like privat copies. The 
next summer hit with a certain Michael Jackson sample or whatever, is it 
good, is it really something new, like the house, that the thief of 
stones has built, something valuable, and should Michael Jackson get 
some money too?

CC etc are just more burocracy for things, that are no problem at all 
for ordinary people, just what the industry needs, I dont care at all 
about it.

The copyright of Schwitters and Warhol is something different.

Tolle Sache, http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2849462995031279648

Urheberrecht is prima, appropriation of reality, that should be artists 
first concern.

H.


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Re: nettime Torture, Torture, Torture!!!

2006-10-08 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Bla, bla, bla!!!

The world is laughing at America, not because you torture, have fun, but 
because you started those wars.

Torture is the most boring detail.

H.
 

Paul D. Miller wrote:

 This is a cross post of an mini essay by Naeem Mohaiemen.

 read on!
 Paul

 State Of Exception, After The Torture Vote
 - Naeem Mohaiemen

 About culture's re-engagement with the war on something, Martin Amis 
 recently said:
 As Norman Mailer said when 9/11 happened, the temptation to charge 
 ...


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Re: nettime Steve Cisler in search for ISEA 2006 blogs

2006-08-14 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
The interesting question today is how the industry can manage to act so 
illegal as early Napster users, Google and books etc, not to mention 
googles usenet archive. Who likes winmodems?

Californian ideology, Joe Sixpack and Bill Gates are the same..


H.

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 [by way of Geert Lovink [EMAIL PROTECTED]]

   
 With some delay I'm posting a report from the big art/technology
 conference here in San Jose. I was involved with a working group on
 piracy. Other reports will follow:

 http://place.typepad.com/digitalcommons/

 Steve


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Re: nettime The probable end of Sealand

2006-06-29 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
The idea of Sealand was to be a state of its own, to have an own 
jurisdiction, own laws.

A data heaven implies own internet laws and when not even the servers 
are in Sealand...

Nice case?

H.

syk0 wrote:
 What is your axe to grind with these people?

 An airconditioner failed and a generator fire started.  I know people who 
 have servers there and they are not in London.
 ...


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Re: nettime nettime as idea

2006-06-13 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Well,

Felix Stalder wrote:

 [1] http://nettime.freeflux.net, http://nettime-ann.freeflux.net/


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Florian Cramer?


I think we both once met in real live as well, is organising real life events
anybodys property?

Nettime as a label,


H.


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nettime Wartapes

2006-06-05 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
http://movies2.nytimes.com/2006/06/02/movies/02tape.html?8dpc has an 
exerpt, that reminds very much to a computergame, doom or whatever, and 
the story of a former patriot, that does not want to return to Iraq, is 
derb trivial, to say it in German. Is this trip really necessary? To 
paraphrase Frank Zappa. I still prefer 
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=doc+stukey .
Much more interesting person, much more interesting cases. And fiction 
to reality anyway, see for example 
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-290712954623258055

Women and war,

H.





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Re: nettime Paris Burning ...revisited

2006-01-07 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Ayhan,

Arlettes theory of the riots is not a global one, like Huntingtons 
idiotic squaremeters per religion, it is not about two different 
cultures like christianity and Islam, but about the relations of the 
French state and the Muslims.  The state dictated a certain dress code 
some time ago, certain fundamentalist muslim clothing was no longer 
allowed.
She thinks about the effect of the separation of state and church. She 
asks why only the Muslim community was rioting and other minorities are 
speacefull. And she has the example of Marseille. Marseille was the only 
town in France - with a long tradition of Arabs, well, it has a harbour 
etc, at the Mediterranian Sea -, that had some cooperation of the town 
governement with the Mullahs and there were - more or less - no riots at 
all.

Best, H.

Ayhan Aytes wrote:

It is relieving to see the discussion of football fanaticism entered
into the issue of  European identity however it is unfortunate that the
question is still being asked via the traditional channel of the
other. The way it is tied to French riots is another clue which
demonstrates the deliberations about Huntington thesis is already
consumed in its full potential.
 ...


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nettime Pirates and Hollywood

2005-09-11 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Alan Sondheim has a great google earth screenshot thing of the famous letters
somewhere on some hills in California. It is at mpegurl.blog.de , the beuys is
still missing, well what is a big vendors licence (BVL)?

And what is SMS of Mobile Multimedia? Do people really use their mobile phone
cameras for movies? news.bbc.co.uk says yes!

Anyway, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung had a New York Times supplement on Hollywood 
vs.
the Online Pirates, selected articles, on 05. 09., and there is the central
misunderstanding again on page 1.

A Mr Jackson is quoted, and this remark reminded to a discussion I had with
Stephan Sp. of Berliner Zeitung fame on Sebastians struggle with Reemtsma on 
some
obscure Adorno Text: No studio is going to finance a film if the point is 
reached
where their possible profitsmargin goes straight into criminals' pockets

There are no such pockets, well, not in piratecinema.org, and the only new film
that was ever screened there was the premiere of some message movie, where is 
was
obviously ok, but in other cases it may be a problem. Maybe the Weinerei
Economics could help, first class restaurants in Berlin with cooks, that work
like DJs, where you pay what you think is appropriate.


H.




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Re: nettime Just do it! - Intellectual theft as a curatorial

2005-07-13 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Dont understand you, John and Inke are more or less saying the same.
Ignore those Lessig etc phantasies and do what you want.
As far as you are an artist etc.
Copyright, I like it, is another level..

Linz is another country and a catalogue in a state run institution is
something else anyway.

H.


On Sun, 10 Jul 2005, sascha brossmann wrote:

 on 7/8/05 1:05 AM, John Young wrote:
 [would-be-revolutionary unreflected religious crap deleted]

 you're nothing but a cocky loudmouthed pratt, john. and it's an utter
 ...


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nettime Bush administration to keep control of internet's central com...

2005-07-04 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Voila:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1519539,00.html

Bush  administration to keep control of internet's central computers

Gary  Younge in New York and agencies
Saturday July 2, 2005
The  Guardian

The Bush administration has decided to retain control over the principal 
computers
which control internet traffic in a move likely to prompt global opposition, it 
was
claimed yesterday. The US had pledged to turn control of the 13 computers known 
as
root servers - which inform web browsers and email programs how to direct 
internet
traffic - over to a private, international body. But on Thursday the US reversed
its position, announcing that it will maintain control of the computers because 
of
growing security threats and the increased reliance on the internet for global
communications. A Japanese government official yesterday criticised the move,
claiming it will lend momentum to the debate about who controls the information
flow online.

When the internet is being increasingly utilised for private use, by business 
and
so forth, there is a societal debate about whether it's befitting to have one
country maintaining checks on that ... It's likely to fuel that debate, said
Masahiko Fujimoto, of the ministry of internal affairs and communications' data
communications division. The computers serve as master directories that contain
government-approved lists of the roughly 260 suffices used, such as .com or 
.co.uk.
Anyone who uses the web interacts with them every day. But a policy decision by 
the
US could, at a stroke, make all sites ending in a certain suffix unreachable.
Despite many doomsday scenarios, the most recent US decision will have little if
any immediate effect on internet users, and given the internet's anarchic 
nature it
may simply represent a desire to assert state control even when it is not 
possible
to do so. Claudia Bernett, 32, a digital design analyst in New York, said: 
Scary
as it seems, because of the nature of the internet, I think they'll be 
hardpressed
to create a coherent system that is capable of the kind of monitoring they hope 
for
... 

Eventually, the people participating in the system will find the technological
means to evade the watchful eye. Experts say that in the worst-case scenario,
countries that refused to accept US control of the main computers could 
establish
their own separate domain name system, with addresses in some places that others
would not be able to reach, making the world wide web give way to discrete,
regional web domains. Mr Fujimoto said that is also unlikely because of its
complexity, but the US decision will raise serious concerns that will not be
assuaged easily. The announcement comes just weeks before a UN panel is set to
release a report on internet governance. Some nations want international 
oversight
of the issue but historically the US has maintained the role because it was 
such a
key player in the early years of the internet's development.



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Re: nettime new europe, old europe [pocock, joe, geer, elloi]

2005-06-05 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
 To start with a constitution without any european public, that is more
 than a french or dutch (the germans were not even asked, why not, because
 they cannot vote?..), was ridicule.

Maybe it was allready ridicule to start something that would need a
constitution with the EU, maybe there should be a second independent body
and the relation of the two bodies should be governed by politics and not
by law. A constitution is something universal, but the European Economic
Community, now called the EU, is completely different, a set of limited
competences to enforce certain rules of free trade.

This afternoon I was reading cases, one of them is Irish Souvernirs.
Irish Souvenirs, that are made in Belgium or whereever, were not allowed
to have a foreign sign on them. Shure, this foreign sign, to label
fake souvenirs, is an obscacle to free trade, and what is the difference
between a souvenir made 200 miles away from a souvenir made 800 miles
away, but there is a difference. The EU is forcing us into a world where
such things dont matter anymore.

Well, Schiller or Yeats and Mickey Mouse, this is all printed paper..


H.


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Re: nettime new europe, old europe [pocock, joe, geer, elloi]

2005-06-04 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Hi,

 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: nettime French vote for a citizen's Europe
 Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 20:53:06 +0200

...

 We started a real debate on what we want Europe to really be, where the
 sovereignty of the people finds true expression, able to withstand the

Wow, of what people are you talking? ;-)

The french, the dutch, the europeans?

 bludgeoning of the lobbies in Brussels, the permeabilty of the
 Commission to corporate greed. For example, the manner in which the
 European Parliament's firm NO to software patents is being overturned
 by the Commission, teleguided by Microsoft, demonstrates that the

Good example, look at the details (posted here some days ago): if you dont
say no, you say yesthe same method was used by the german governement
when they halfimplemented the (not SO extremly bad) EU directiv on
copyprotection..


 Parliament, which under the constitution will not be able to initiate
 legislation, remains a semi-puppet organisation.

I must confess that I am rather happy with THIS! My governement has
still more democratic legitimation than any european body today.

What sux must is not the lack of democracy of Brussels, but that they
even dont try to get one. They do what they want and this has finaly
reached some kind of limit, maybe or hopefully.

To start with a constitution without any european public, that is more
than a french or dutch (the germans were not even asked, why not, because
they cannot vote?..), was ridicule.



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nettime Money and control

2005-05-30 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
This is not about currencies, but, again, about copyright. Maybe pure
capitalism:

What sux most about Disney etc (pars pro toto), is that they identify
control and money. They claim damages, money, that nobody would have
spent. We shouldnt make the same mistake.

Control is ok, GNU etc, as far as money making is concerned. Nobody
makes money out of his files (with maybe exceptions, but are there any
direct profits form P2P or whatever?).

Disney should be happy with getting money, that somebody else made with
their stuff, as far as there is an unfair enrichment.

And, see Sony vs Universal etc (Betamax): de minima non curat.


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Re: nettime arrogance or not and a modefication

2005-04-12 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
 create some special authority for such things? Chaos is nice, but
 limited.

Some central random depository for problems that everybody can read
to improve his own judgements, something like that, maybe wiki, maybe
simple.

But general sensibility for the common thing is something else.
Ask google for firefox mime.

Maybe I am biased, but I think the freedom of users in MIME things
is crucial for the free development of the net. Insofar IMHO
firefox is less community, but basically just better ecommerce.

The best browser insofar, a browser is a browser is a browser, is
still Netscape, not to mention lynx: You cannot only associate
in an open transparent way whatever programm with whatever MIME type (see
~./mailcap, the streaming wars, xine vs mplayer etc, Real vs Apple etc
anyway), but also decide, which extension the file of that MIME type will
have in the browsers cache.

For braindead players, that come with hardcoded extensions, see VLCs
bla.m3u and bla.pls etc, but see also, for example, mplayers mplayer
playlist and xine -P (allthough xine may be outdated today).


Mozilla is buggy insofar, extension in the MIME types menu just decide
which extension the file will have on the desktop.

mailcap and mime.types, this is some basic knowledge! ;-)


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nettime arrogance or not and a suggestion

2005-04-08 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Well, braindead or not, maybe there should be a central bug system for
computer related system bugs (Wau Holland). There are many vendors, open
source or not, IANA etc cannot do it. RFCs etc are fine, but not
everything. It may not be perfect, but like in the case of the pope, the
attitude in the common interest is better than nothing. And why not
create some special authority for such things? Chaos is nice, but
limited.

H.

On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, nettime's_flame_warrior wrote:

 The registration is not so important, those who have developped RTSP
 had better things to do than to think about the practical side, it is, as
 far as it used at all, Broadcaster etc, just common, common like
 audio/x-mpegurl and m3u.

 IANA is just a registrar, nobody cares about such things, Linuxers (and
 everybody else) must think about such things themselves.

...

  But you should file a bug report anyway.  At least the OpenOffice
  project *has* a public bug tracking system.  (Try that with a

...

 I think it is not enough to do the OpenOffice bug thing or wrap bla.sdps
 in PHP, the spirit is allready out of the bottle sotosay, no idea how this
 application/vnd.staroffice.impress got into Apaches mime.types file.

 Maybe something like audio/mpegurl, which isnt at IANA as well, that some
 Linux distro installed on millions of servers.

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nettime Ecommerce and DRM (Apple)

2005-04-06 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Apple has some client side DRM in their iPod supermegamusicstore, that
is neither DRM in the sense of WIPO and the DMCA etc, see
http://gurke.bootlab.org/~uzs106/bla/wipodmcaetc.pdf , nor effectiv.
But their strategy is different; they dont care about kids, who might
crack their system, they want to make parents pay that their kids stay
legal, see www.apple.com.



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nettime The braindead arrogance of Linux

2005-04-06 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Sometimes, I think Linuxers can be braindead stupid arrogant in a very
special quasi religious way. Or in the way of doctors that sell dubios
essences on wild west markets in the movies. Open Source and post sale
marketing, isnt it great to have a community?

Sometimes, I think Linuxers can be braindead stupid arrogant in a very
special quasi religious way. Or in the way of doctors that sell dubios
essences on wild west markets in the movies. Open Source and post sale
marketing, isnt it great to have a community?

The extension sdp is not registered at IANA, but is common for sdp files.
Application/sdp is the MIME type.

Such sdp files are important in Apples Quicktime Broadcaster,
for example, you can export the sdp file manualy, http://bla/bla.sdps and
the MIME type application/sdp are handy for One Click multicasting in
the LAN or unicasting to one certain other machine worldwide,
seminar from NYC etc, not to mention sdp files in Voip or as a vendor and
platform independent metafile anyway.

But SUN claims sdp for Staroffice! Ask your local Apache, for example
http://gurke.bootlab.org/~uzs106/bla/weekend.sdp , it comes as some
selfproclaimed application/vnd.stardevision.impress, some open source
Powerpoint file.

Well, Openoffice is great, sotosay Word on Linux and FreeBSD etc, you can
export PDF files, but why did nobody care about the net?


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Re: nettime EMI still sucks!

2005-03-13 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Where is the problem?

I think local languages are fine, there are millions of dying languages,
even the differences between people on the balkans are ok, civilisation,
that the STATE (or whatever chief) allows killing, butchering,
expulsions, is something COMPLETELY different.

H.

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Ivo Skoric wrote:

 One would think they would learn something from their debacle with
 Sex Pistols almost 30 years ago. I this scandalous story they did not
 allow a Hungarian Roma Hip-Hop band Fekete Vonat (Black Train) to
 use their own (Roma) language in their lyrics. An international
 record company acting as an agent of local bigotry?!

 http://www.shift.jp.org/world/048/budapest.shtml
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Re: nettime Re: [MARCEL-members] Re: Internet2:

2005-03-10 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Hi,

broadcast flag, FCC, refridgerators and the community:

At 02:23 10.03.2005, Philip Galanter wrote:

So I hope it won't be too disappointing if I don't respond to your
second post in a point by point manner.  It seems to me that most of
the concern there is really more about the MPAA and the broadcast
flag than Internet2.

Internet2 is indeed talking to the MPAA, but they are talking to
literally hundreds of organizations and interest groups.  Some of
those groups hold opposing views and differing visions of the future.
It is in everyone's interest that Internet2 provide a forum for as
broad a discussion of advanced networks as possible.

I remember a quote from a federal judge saying that the FCC has no power
to regulate the internet insofar, like they have no power to regulate
refridgerators. Are there any news in this case, has it allready been
decided?

Is there any real danger now, that we could get instead or whatever some
sort of de facto  regulation (the flag or equivalents in
architecture) by the community?

As long as we have universal computers..., but the network may be
something different?

Those, who pay for the thing may be free to design it however they want?

Is it just a money making machine or is it some space for everybody and
everybody is equal?

Well, there will be new territories anyway,

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Re: nettime Working on article about the need for a

2005-01-11 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Mark,

At 16:28 10.01.2005, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Opinions can no longer be manipulated; people simply believe whatever the
believe in and they are likely to act on these beliefs.

And then they get informations or what?


I dont think the internet has allready changed a lot and medias are not the 
main problem. The relevant facts are all open, see the situation in Israel 
for example, well, the details etc of the expulsion of the palestinensians 
out of their old villages may not be well known, but this doesn change much.

The biggest problem is not the media, whatever it is, or taboos, see 
Godards Ici et aileurs insofar, but that many if not most people dont want 
an own opinion. The germans in the Nazi state are nothing special, 
allthough this case is special anyway, there was no free press. People dont 
want to think themselves. They dont care about other people, other people 
in other countries are not relevant for them anyway.

I saw some blogs on the situation in Iraq, btw, sort of naiv, the Tigris 
water project etc, maybe more historic knowledge is necessary. It is more 
important than psychology. And what is democracy?


H.


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Re: nettime non-commercial? digest [stalder, geer]

2005-01-10 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
How do you define commercial? This has become my favorite thing to ask 
at CC events, and I have yet to receive a straight-forward reply.

Felix, why? Where are the problems?
Commercial is something like an action, that is carried out in a commercial 
entity.
The animus lucri faciendi is essential, to become rich or whatever.
And we should make a difference between direct and indirect commercial 
activities.
A direct commercial activitty would be Microsoft seeling Windows XP 
whatever, an indirect commercial activity would be IBM selling servers with 
Linux installed.

The big problem still seems to be to understand that copyright is a good 
thing. GPL etc are an excercise of copyright, the copyright is still there. 
Other ideas like giving away to the public domain, that is possible in 
germany now too, thanks to the revolutionary work of MPI etc, just makes 
life easier for big vendors.


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Re: nettime ITU Proposal to Change IP Address Distribution meet

2004-11-19 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Hi,

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, geert quoted:

 Some of that money will be spent on increased security, and although ICANN
 is not setting itself up as a major funding source, it is planning to
 develop a special fund for research into network security. We don't see
 ourselves as a major funder of international research, but as an
 enthusiastic endorser of international initiatives, Dr Twomey said.

This is interesting. An activ role!
More than just plain registration what others do. Well, security sounds
like war against terrorism and may be just a technical issue.

Anyway the Internet is there, a new continent, just a new form of
colonialism? The old californian ideology?
See what Weibel had to say:
http://gurke.bootlab.org/~uzs106/bla/weibelthestupidcowboy.mp3

On the other hand, why the UN? Why ITU? It doesnt make a big difference.
Only states are members of the UN and it may be less pure technical, but
what should be changed? The content is more or less all private, subsidies
for content? For which? For the network, making colonialism more easy?

JLG has said it allready, forgetting the factory, this is what the media
are used for, all images have their place, this is less a problem of
the content producers but of the audience. Right?

http://gurke.bootlab.org/~uzs106/bla/ici.html


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Re: nettime Microsoft, Apples iPod etc...

2004-09-01 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Well, expanding the topic:

 Speaking about Microsoft lack of understanding of other culture than their
 own, Apple seems to have some corporate culture as well. Yesterday I
 took an Apple iPod leaflet in the Gravis shop and there on the last page,
 I find the sentense: Raubkopien sind illegal!. Something like piracy is
 illegal. There was a lot of dicussion about the word piracy at 4WIPO
 see Jamie Love at www.eff.org, but it is simply not true. An extreme case
 is Canadas http://gurke.bootlab.org/~uzs106/bla/T-292-04.pdf , but we have
 fair use also in the USA, where just some forms of piracy are illegal,
 not copying CDs amongst friends. Copying your friends CDs onto your iPod
 is LEGAL, period!

Well, the RIAA is so powerfull, it sits in Apples board of directors,
this is what people say about Al Gore, that slogans like Buying used CDs
is illegal are possible. Many people believe it! In the famous SONY aka
Betamax case, Hollywood sued SONY for selling videorecorders to get a part
of the profit (not to prevent the sale of the machines). Maybe Apple just
wants to keep it.

But such things are ugly.

Apple is different, different from what?

H.

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nettime Microsoft, Apples iPod etc...

2004-08-27 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Speaking about Microsoft lack of understanding of other culture that their
own, Apple seems to have some corporate culture as well. Yesterday I
took an Apple iPod leaflet in the Gravis shop and there on the last page,
I find the sentense: Raubkopien sind illegal!. Something like piracy is
illegal. There was a lot of dicussion about the word pirace at WIPO,
see Jamie Love at www.eff.org, but it is simply not true. An extreme case
is Canadas http://gurke.bootlab.org/~uzs106/bla/T-292-04.pdf , but we have
fair use also in the USA, where just some forms of piracy are illegal,
not copying CDs amongst friends. Copying your friends CDs onto your iPod
is LEGAL, period!


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Re: nettime EU sponsors pro-DRM PR

2004-07-06 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Vielen Dank.

On Thu, 1 Jul 2004, Felix Stalder wrote:

 Apparently, the Commission believes there is nothing fundamentally wrong
 with the idea, it only needs some better public relations. The first few


It was extremely interesting to see websites in Canada, that has not yet
implemented the WIPO treaties yet. They had more time to think and there
is a stronger position than usual in the sense of Save copyright, fight
DRM.

But I dont know anything of the mainstream there. The current situation is
clear, the dear and noble judge has decided, see
http://intra.b.lab.net/~uzs106/bla/T-292-04.pdf

Well, there was never much Lobby in Brussels pro consumers.

H.

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Re: nettime Fear Incorporated

2003-11-29 Thread Heiko Recktenwald

Hi,

On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, Randall M. Packer wrote:

 Fear Incorporated
 November 24, 2004

 How can we win the war on terror? Isn't terror an indelible part of the
 human condition? Does anyone really think it can be eliminated?  The Bush

Maybe I shouldnt think about this from Europe, but as I just saw an
annouce with a similar headline: The question is stupid, the second and
third sentense is even more stupid. Yes, there is terror, it is just a
medium of power, nothing more. It is not worse than atomic bombs or
tanks, air fighters, smart bombs, whatever. There is only one difference,
it is targetting civilians more than military targets. But was the
airplane, that flew into the pentagon less terror than the on that flew
into the skyscapper in NYC?

Well, yes, the less civil casualties, the better the war, but what
counts most, in the sense of the question, is what people are fighting
for. From here, I think it is unfair to speak only of the medium.
It is the message that counts, and the message is more than terror.


H.

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Re: nettime WSJ: Can Copyright Be Saved?

2003-11-27 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Carl, you snipped away the part on the price.

On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Carl Guderian wrote:

 Books present more of a problem, but maybe Homeland Security, during
 Bush's second term of course, can hire firemen like in Fahrenheit 451.
 Books only cause trouble and take up way too much space anyway. They're
 only holding us back.

Thats why we should hate DRM. There is a long quote by Axel Horn in
http://intra.b.lab.net/~uzs106/bla/wipodmcaetc.doc (in german) that
describes exactly those dangers.

But on the other hand, lets be realistic, a movie is a movie, we see it
just once in the Cinema, we dont copy it, we just watch it.

And when people are so stupid to prefer their home video over real cinema
- many do, not only readers of the Bild Zeitung - and the price is ok?

It is just one option of many, the future is open, maybe the price of the
movie is a bad creterium, but I dont know better one yet,

best,


H.


Just saw Carls remarks, DRM is allways a topic


 Heiko Recktenwald wrote:
 
  Well, to correct myself, things are complicated ;-)
  As much as I hate DRM, yesterday, I saw something in the german Bild
  Zeitung, well, thats what many people read, an interesting piece of shit
  or literature, something to read, food for the eyes, not really a
  newspaper, something else, and they announced a pay per view solution of
  cinema, developped by german telecom. Why not? I asked myself. There is
  no privat copying possible, but if you go into a cinema, you would not copy
  the movie too. You have no right to do so too.

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Re: nettime WSJ: Can Copyright Be Saved?

2003-11-10 Thread Heiko Recktenwald

Well, to correct myself, things are complicated ;-)
As much as I hate DRM, yesterday, I saw something in the german Bild
Zeitung, well, thats what many people read, an interesting piece of shit
or literature, something to read, food for the eyes, not really a
newspaper, something else, and they announced a pay per view solution of
cinema, developped by german telecom. Why not? I asked myself. There is
no privat copying possible, but if you go into a cinema, you would not copy
the movie too. You have no right to do so too.

The DRM problem has many sides, maybe the price is something that solves
things. DVDs should be copyed, well, thats a thing, a truc, like a record,
but it is more expensiv than pay per view.

H.

 Copyright nd DRM are two completely different things anyway. Copyright is
 something human, a social something, DRM is technic. Copyright has
 exeptions and an end, DRM not. DRM kills copyright as a social thing, DRM
 is just tyranny. The main point is: You cannot obey the law if you cant
 break it, if you cant break it, thats DRM, the law just disappears.

 It is a strange optic to say the digital times kill copyright. They have
 made copying just easier. A lot of people used Napster etc, but not all.

 And so on. Nothing against creative commons, it is just another use of
 copyright.


 H.

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Re: nettime WSJ: Can Copyright Be Saved?

2003-11-08 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
The subject reminds me to my slogan: Save copyright, fight DRM.

Copyright nd DRM are two completely different things anyway. Copyright is
something human, a social something, DRM is technic. Copyright has
exeptions and an end, DRM not. DRM kills copyright as a social thing, DRM
is just tyranny. The main point is: You cannot obey the law if you cant
break it, if you cant break it, thats DRM, the law just disappears.

It is a strange optic to say the digital times kill copyright. They have
made copying just easier. A lot of people used Napster etc, but not all.

And so on. Nothing against creative commons, it is just another use of
copyright.


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Re: nettime opencontent.org dissolves and stalls its licenses

2003-07-02 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Martin,

 Anyway, Francis has suggested that Florian take up the maintenance of OC

Think it is the same in common law, but the first thing that comes to mind
from a continental point of view is that content is free anyway, topic
of copyright law is the form in which the content is presented. So Open
Text License would be much better anyway. You have to say what you
want...

 I share a feeling with Tim that the CC/Boyle conglomeration are doing
 some interesting work but there is something missing for me in their
 political analysis (if I can put it in those terms). There seems to be a
 preoccpuation in some ways with fitting the commons into capital (if I
 may be so blunt) rather than grasping the significance of these things
 as (to borrow from Stefan Merten) a milestone on a road to a new way of
 doing things/society. My initial feeling is that (excuse this for those
 friends in the States) is that CC is too hung up on North American ideas
 of liberty and the founding fathers. It is one thing I have trouble
 with when I read Lessig, Boyle et al...this preoccupation with the
 values of the US or their version of what they are. To say this is not

Yeah, and my concern is that we care much to much about the local values
of the US society, the many problems in California are not ours, if we
live elsewhere. This is not against solidarity, but the problems are not
allways the same. Communicating american values a la Gingrich, not with
me.

Good point!

H.

 around would help of course as well (no shortage of that). Thus I am
 keen to suggest that if there is a feeling that CC is not for some of us
 we establish a mechanism (some server space please) to take this task on.

http://www.uni-bonn.de/~uzs106/ -- this MIME type is dynamic...



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Re: nettime Update: Linux strikes back... III

2003-06-29 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Hi,

On Fri, 27 Jun 2003, . __ . wrote:

 Sometimes one can find things on findlaw. I think that the attack against
 Open Source must be dealt with in an exemplary way so that other companies
 do not even dream of repeating this farce...

I am not completely convinced about this. First of all, why should I
defend IBM? Because it is part of the good and against evil ? They
invented the PC but the clever Bill Gates got the money, chapeau, however
bad his OS is today. Dos was not unix but it worked.

Copyleft etc is fine, Caldera and Linux etcpp, but besides that, it is
possible that the old contracts between IBM and SCO are more special. This
is about pacta sunt servanda, a completely different story.

So it seems that the only question in this case is whether IBM could
terminate those contracts, nothing more.

And I dont care much about this.

Not everything with the label linux is about that freedom that we like.
IBMs freedom is not mine.


H.












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nettime My dissens with Pocock

2003-02-22 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Sorry for typos, but this is allready the center of the problem:

There are important things, for men, and things, that arent importatnt at
all. Only machines need exactness, exactness is needed for a certain kind
of controlling and such controlling isnt important at all. It leads to
things like the DMCA with its penal law approach, not to mention the Berne
convention and fair use and the hollywood/dvdplayerindustries forced(?)
agreements (is a dvd player that ignores hollywood a circumvention in the
sense of DMCA or is then there simply no DRM at all?) A content industry
with measure of the eye would maybe play with DRM, but just as technic,
without the ugly penal side of things, DMCA is like afghanistan

Saw Pococks unmovie project only once or twice, in Cologne, in Karlsruhe
it wasnt on, well, now it had some nice sides...(as a sculpture or
whatever, no kidding).

The first thing I saw was some algorithm driven triviality, name of famous
philosophers were floating over a flash animation. Exact database things.

Compare this to the magic of orang.orang.org or the magic of reading
logfiles. There is place for imagination. There are some exact things, for
example you see that uscourts.gov or disney or dreamworks has visited you,
you know that somebody with irix 64 from kansas city plant needs exactly 3
minutes to click on the only not so trivial link, but you dont see why.

Well, there is place for imagination in Pococks unmovie too, but somewhere
else. His exactness isnt about real life but exact nonsense.



H.





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nettime Declaration of Lima, about Internationalization of Cyberspace (fwd)

2003-02-13 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
We had this topic:

From: GIC [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Declaration of Lima, about Internationalization of Cyberspace

Group of Internationalization of Cyberspace
http://www.alfa-redi.org/GIC

Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey
Comunidad Alfa-Redi
Lima, 2/7/03

Subject: Declaration of Lima, GIC (http://www.alfa-redi.org/gic/lima-en.asp)

Dear Friends,

Much time has passed since the First World Congress for Informatics and Law
and the creation of the Group for the Internationalization of Cyberspace
(GIC) (http://www.alfa-redi.org/gic). Some international publications have
given us a favorable echo and we have been supported by  various Latin
American and European associations.

Our first demand, as stated in our Resolution of Quito
(http://www.alfa-redi.org/gic/quito.asp), knowingly the convocation of an
international conference under the auspices of the United Nations, has been
satisfied with the organization of the World Summit for the Information
Society(http://www.itu.int/wsis).

But there is still work in regard to our second and main demand: the
establishment of an international legal frame for Cyberspace, in order to
insure peace, development and the elimination of the digital divide.

It seemed that at the beginning our participation in the Summit had been
insured by the ITU; but since then, it occurred that the Secretary General
of the ITU did not consider to invite us for PREPCOM 2. Consequently, we
have to fight for having our place in the Summit, taking into consideration
that our proposal could be adopted by other organizations with whom we do
share the same principles.

Being conscience that many associations ought to comply with their own
issues, they nevertheless might also take into consideration our proposal
that aims to be equilibrated, neutral and complying with the principal
demands of the civil society organizations.

Consequently, we do invite you to support our project and its proposal to
Internationalize Cyberspace; to join the Declaration of Lima
(http://www.alfa-redi.org/gic/lima-en.asp) and to diffuse it. Together, we
can fight for the same goal: a Free and Open Cyberspace: not so much for us
than for our children. Some say that the future does not belong to us; it is
only rented to us by the next generations. In this, we do believe, and for
this, we do fight.


Best regards

Dr. James A. Graham
Chairman of the Steering Committee
GIC

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indicate your name, charge and organization (and in case, please indicate if
it is a personal or institutional support).


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nettime Could we be tracked by micro RFID tags? (fwd)

2003-01-18 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Well, it seems privacy is over. 
Or do we not have to care since identity and what we wear are different?

Voila:


-- Forwarded message --
   RFID tags: Big Brother in small packages
   By Declan McCullagh
   January 13, 2003, 6:26 AM PT

   Could we be constantly tracked through our clothes, shoes or even
   our cash in the future?

   I'm not talking about having a microchip surgically implanted
   beneath your skin, which is what Applied Digital Systems of Palm
   Beach, Fla., would like to do. Nor am I talking about John
   Poindexter's creepy Total Information Awareness spy-veillance
   system, which I wrote about last week.

   Instead, in the future, we could be tracked because we'll be
   wearing, eating and carrying objects that are carefully designed to
   do so.

   The generic name for this technology is RFID, which stands for
   radio frequency identification. RFID tags are miniscule microchips,
   which already have shrunk to half the size of a grain of sand. They
   listen for a radio query and respond by transmitting their unique
   ID code. Most RFID tags have no batteries: They use the power from
   the initial radio signal to transmit their response.

   You should become familiar with RFID technology because you'll be
   hearing much more about it soon. Retailers adore the concept, and
   CNET News.com's own Alorie Gilbert wrote last week about how
   Wal-Mart and the U.K.-based grocery chain Tesco are starting to
   install smart shelves with networked RFID readers. In what will
   become the largest test of the technology, consumer goods giant
   Gillette recently said it would purchase 500 million RFID tags from
   Alien Technology of Morgan Hill, Calif.

   Alien Technology won't reveal how it charges for each tag, but
   industry estimates hover around 25 cents. The company does predict
   that in quantities of 1 billion, RFID tags will approach 10 cents
   each, and in lots of 10 billion, the industry's holy grail of 5
   cents a tag.

   It becomes unnervingly easy to imagine a scenario where everything
   you buy that's more expensive than a Snickers will sport RFID tags,
   which typically include a 64-bit unique identifier yielding about
   18 thousand trillion possible values. KSW-Microtec, a German
   company, has invented washable RFID tags designed to be sewn into
   clothing. And according to EE Times, the European central bank is
   considering embedding RFID tags into banknotes by 2005.

   [... remainder snipped and available at
   http://news.com.com/2010-1069-980325.html ...]





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nettime ITU To Propose Intl Cyberspace Treaty at WSIS (fwd)

2003-01-13 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
Thought this may be of interest to some of you.
Not very new news but I hadnt seen it.


H.

Et voila:

-Original Message-

snip

ITU To Propose Intl Cyberspace Treaty At Information Summit
279 words
14 November 2002
Nikkei Report
English
(c) 2002 Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. All Rights Reserved. TOKYO
(Nikkei)--The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will propose
at the World Summit on the Information Society in December 2003 the
creation of an international cyberspace treaty to set forth basic rules
on Internet taxation, copyright protection and crime prevention,
according to Secretary-General Yoshio Utsumi.

In an interview with The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Utsumi said the ITU, a
United Nations agency, believes that different rules among countries
will hamper cross-border e-commerce and lead to more Internet crimes.
The ITU announced a basic plan for the treaty at a preparatory meeting
for the summit held in Europe in early November. It will seek
cooperation from the Japanese government at a preparatory meeting in
Asia in January. The union hopes to incorporate plans to sign the treaty
in an actionprogram to be compiled at the world summit, which will be
attended by heads of state. The treaty will cover taxation of
international e-commerce; copyright protection for content; prevention
of Internet crimes, such as cyberterrorism and release of offensive
material; security measures such as prevention of illegal access and
data tampering; and privacy protection. It will set forth uniform
domestic and international guidelines to handle problems that occur. If
countries have different rules, some countries will gain a commercial
advantage over others, fair competition will be hindered due to the
spread of illegal products, and countries without rules could become a
hotbed of crime, according to Utsumi. The ITU believes the international
rules will be helpful for developing countries in Africa and Asia when
they draw up their information technology policies.
The Nihon Keizai Shimbun Thursday morning edition)
1/20/02 DIARY - POLITICAL AND GENERAL
398 words
21 November 2002

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Re: nettime Multimedia Instead Of Law?

2002-12-12 Thread Heiko Recktenwald

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Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 16:21:24 +0100 (CET)
From: Heiko Recktenwald [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: nettime Multimedia Instead Of Law?

  Where will this lead?  Typical juristic methods such as deductive and
  inductive logic, analogy and syllogism are not at all mediagenic.  Abstract
  chains of logical deduction may be represented through images only with
  difficulty.
 
 Bla. The cases of the federal court of justice (BGH), for example, are
 full of images, abstract and sometimes wrong, but the natuerliche
 Betrachtungsweise (sotosay natural view) is one of the BGHs favourites.

Instead of instead of we should think more about a visualisation of
cases. There are so many beautifull cases in the books etc. Cases, thats
where the law comes from. 

For example in some New Sealand or Australia against France case, the
drowning of the Rainbow Warrior with one dead, the photographer in his
darkroom. The case is phantastic. How France arranged that the actors of
the happening, artwork in the harbour, were sent to a french prison island
in the south sea, bangalows and the sea, and even released from
there after a year in the sun. 

How do they live today, what happened to their chefs etc, movies of
cases..


Anyway, one real man really dead.


H.



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Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 15:47:40 +0100 (CET)
From: Heiko Recktenwald [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: nettime Multimedia Instead Of Law?

 Where will this lead?  Typical juristic methods such as deductive and
 inductive logic, analogy and syllogism are not at all mediagenic.  Abstract
 chains of logical deduction may be represented through images only with
 difficulty.

Bla. The cases of the federal court of justice (BGH), for example, are
full of images, abstract and sometimes wrong, but the natuerliche
Betrachtungsweise (sotosay natural view) is one of the BGHs favourites.

H.


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Re: nettime law and theft

2002-12-07 Thread Heiko Recktenwald
 special mixture of rather open rules and faits accomplis, the many
 copyprotected cds allready on the market. Most people like more to read

There is, to be precise, article 6 paragraph 2 subparagraph 2 or the eu
directive, which isnt a must but a may regulation, states may force
the industry to deliver the necessary tools for privat copies of cds, but
they must not (in contrast to other exeptions where they must).

And there is time pressure, the new law must be ready before the 22th of
december, in two or three weeks, so the german lawmaker has excluded this
difficult point from the german WIPO and EU translation (changes to the
Urheber Gesetz).

While there is chrismas with millions of copyprotected CDs unter the tree.

Bom Sharkar!


H. 


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