One problem with busy days like yesterday is that I am focused just on what's in front of me, and miss out on what's happening elsewhere. After work yesterday I was catching up on news and blogs, and found a few stories I thought were significant and wanted to share (you know, besides that whole leak thing):
- Libraries Loan More Movies than Netflix - I occasionally still hear of public libraries that don't circulate DVDs, and it really astounds me. I know we do a ton of them, but I didn't think we out-paced Netflix et. al. - yay libraries (via LibraryStuff.net)
- Federal judge says you can break DRM if you're not doing so to infringe copyright - This was totally unexpected, but is finally some copyright/DRM news moving in the right direction (ie, a people-friendly logical way, counter to ACTA's direction). It'll affect us when it comes to downloadable audiobooks and ebooks, and it reminded me how much traffic my website gets from searches like "overdrive hacks"
- Al Franken's Warning On Net Neutrality - Net Neutrality is another issue I've been watching, because it impacts information access and intellectual freedom. I am grateful to have people in the government on our side, and that Al Franken sees this as a serious issue: "Net neutrality is the First Amendment issue of our time." (via Slashdot)
An odd conflux of issues yesterday.