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Saturday Morning #2 (3 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 20-December-2008  04:12:09 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Matthudson has been working on a new version of the PCDB, and has opened it to beta testing. So, give him feedback in this thread.

There's a new gaming online TV show GameDamage. It seems to be an Australian production, including Yahtzee of ZeroPunctuation fame. GameDamage is a TV Pilot produced to promote a new half hour TV series and a shortform web series to an international audience. Discussion here.

Apparently the RIAA is going to stop suing lots of individuals and focus on other ways of combatting online piracy. The decision represents an abrupt shift of strategy for the industry, which has opened legal proceedings against about 35,000 people since 2003. Critics say the legal offensive ultimately did little to stem the tide of illegally downloaded music. And it created a public-relations disaster for the industry, whose lawsuits targeted, among others, several single mothers, a dead person and a 13-year-old girl.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government recently held a competition and made a website to educate kiddies about the evils of pirating music. It might not seem like a big deal to share your favourite tracks with millions of people on the net. But remember that every one of those tracks is protected by copyright. Indeed. Except for the ones that aren't.

Top Gear Australia will have a new presenter for the next season, with Charlie Cox being replaced by James Morrison. Cox, who presented the first series with Steve Pizzati and Warren Brown, said he couldn't give enough time to the show due to business commitments.



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