And people are all up in arms about the government collecting phone logs! Nancy Maxwell
Henrietta Public Library From: videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Jessica Rosner Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:25 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Videolib] Microsoft trashes First Sale Doctrine Oh it just gets better Randy. I read up a bit and Microsoft is using the "forced" connection to SELL ADVERTISING by assuring advertisers that xBox owners will have the device on at all times for marketing purposes. Seems like there is a not of push back on this. Let's hope it blows up in their faces On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 6:38 PM, Randy Pitman <vid...@videolibrarian.com> wrote: Excuse the long post. I just finished an editorial and am wondering if anybody else is following the Microsoft gaming news? If you're a video gamer, then you already know that Microsoft has essentially declared war on libraries in all but name only with its upcoming next-generation gaming console: the Xbox One, which is specifically built to technologically circumvent the First Sale Doctrine. Specifically, disc-based Xbox One games cannot-by purposeful design-be loaned or rented. The disc installs to the Xbox One and then needs to be "authenticated" through an online connection every 24 hours (no way to circulate these, as the first person who checks the disc out literally owns it). For those of you who aren't gamers, the Xbox One also features a Blu-ray/DVD drive. Technically, there's no reason why Microsoft can't in the future also lock disc-based films. And, believe me, they are thinking about visual media. Item 1: Xbox One also ships with a mandatory Kinect motion-and-voice-activated sensor that connects directly to Microsoft's server, and-in its default state of being always "on"-is constantly watching and listening to all activity in the room. Item 2: Microsoft filed for a patent application last year that read, in part, "The technology.is a content presentation system and method allowing content providers to regulate the presentation of content on a per-user-view basis. Content is distributed to consuming devices, such as televisions, set-top boxes and digital displays, with an associated license option on the number of individual consumers or viewers allowed to consume the content." Item 3: So, to imagine a real-world scenario, if Mabel wants to watch Brave with friends at her birthday party, the Xbox One will theoretically be able to count the number of beaming faces in the room and then suggest that Mabel go get mommy (and her credit card). Notice that this racket involves neither baseball bats nor little girls' knees, just a rather dead-eyed machine that scans the room and then voices some version of HAL's famous comment in "2001: A Space Odyssey": "I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that." Libraries exist solely because of the First Sale Doctrine. I think we have a potential nightmare coming our way. Best, Randy Randy Pitman Publisher/Editor Video Librarian 3435 NE Nine Boulder Dr. Poulsbo, WA 98370 Tel: (360) 626-1259 <tel:%28360%29%20626-1259> Fax (360) 626-1260 <tel:%28360%29%20626-1260> E-mail: vid...@videolibrarian.com Web: www.videolibrarian.com VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.