July 17, 2013 |
The term "opting in" suggests a matter of choice. But as the thoughtful and spirited documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply" makes chillingly clear, choices are few for netizens. It's nearly impossible to function online without signing away privacy rights and basic protections. Sounding an alarm about those ubiquitous "I Agree" check boxes and the legalese that nobody has time to read, the film examines the many ways that typical Digital Age contracts are anything but free for the user.
November 8, 2005 |
John Lennon's solo recordings will become available for digital downloading for the first time in early December. His music's entry into the Digital Age started Monday with "Working Class Hero," a new compilation of 38 solo hits and album tracks. "New technology is something he always embraced, and this is something he would have loved," Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, said in a statement released Monday.
February 21, 2008 |
The Directors Guild of America said its members overwhelmingly endorsed a new three-year contract. The agreement, negotiated last month, replaces one that expires June 30 and secures gains for directors in the digital age, including doubling residuals for films and TV shows sold online and establishing payments for shows streamed free on the Web. The contract paved the way for a similar pact between studios and writers that ended a nearly 100-day...
February 4, 2013 |
Drive-in theaters threatened with extinction by the digital revolution are getting a helping hand. The National Assn. of Theatre Owners and the company Cinedigm, which supplies digital equipment and content to the exhibition industry, said they will help drive-in theaters secure financing to pay for the cost of converting from film to digital projectors. Most drive-in theaters, which are independently owned and seasonally operated, have not yet converted to digital, raising the prospect that many will be left behind when studios stop releasing movies on actual film sometime this year.
June 24, 2008 |
Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. announced his retirement after 17 years in that role, making way for a new editor to lead the newspaper's transition into the digital age. Downie, 66, worked up the ranks as an investigative reporter and editor, London correspondent and national editor. He said that after his Sept. 8 departure he would stay on as a vice president at large at Washington Post Co., the same title held by his predecessor, Ben Bradlee. The Washington Post won many accolades during Downie's tenure, including 25 Pulitzer Prizes.
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February 21, 2014 |
While the word "dig" in music terms refers more to when DJs would search through bins of old records for music to sample, in today's digital age that could just as well refer to CDs. While music can easily be downloaded without leaving the couch, a trip to the music store, searching for music and holding physical vinyl records or CDs still has a certain je ne sais quois that doesn't fade. Cyrena Hillyard was browsing through Amoeba Records on Sunset and took this photo with an iPhone 4S. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers.
March 14, 1995 |
He talks about computer bits replacing human atoms in communications and world trade, but multimedia guru Nicholas Negroponte believes the dawning digital age will make workers more creative. "The change from atoms to bits is irrevocable and unstoppable," says Negroponte, head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's futuristic Media Lab and author of a new book, "Being Digital" (Alfred Knopf). In an interview at the Media Lab--a white modernist cube designed by I.M.
January 8, 2002 |
A congressman who has played a key role in high-tech issues said Monday that he will introduce legislation aimed at protecting the right of consumers to make copies of digital files, such as songs on a CD. Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), who sits on the Judiciary subcommittee on the Internet and Intellectual Property, said he would try to amend the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which was designed to limit piracy in the digital age.
June 18, 2013
Re "Big Brother? Meh," Opinion, June 13 Decades ago, when climate scientists raised concerns about global warming, they were dismissed by the public as Nervous Nellies. Never mind that the public's opinions were based on a grossly superficial analysis; the ostriches won out and today we are already seeing the effects of climate change predicted many years ago. Now the same charge of "you're worried about nothing" is being thrown at experts and others who have been watching the growth of police powers, the fundamental changes made possible by "big data" and the ever-increasing use of terrorism as an excuse for gross government abuses.
August 30, 2008 |
Artists including Neil Young and Bob Dylan have made no secret of their distaste for digital sound. But Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett believes he's found a way to affordably give listeners an experience akin to hearing studio master tapes. Since last fall, Burnett, the mastermind behind such roots-oriented releases as the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, has been working with a team of engineers on a high-fidelity audio system called Code. He's invested his own money -- he won't say how much -- to develop the new technology and has recruited industry veterans, including John Mellencamp and , to his cause.