Ideas, unlike popsicles, do not disappear once they are consumed, Ann Wolpert notes. And the resources of the academic world are intended to be used repeatedly — exchanged and enhanced. Wolpert finds particularly threatening the notion of extending copyright law to the work of academics. Ideas should not “be stuffed in the same box as Mickey Mouse,” she says.
The internet has fundamentally changed the flow of information, and while it has encouraged a greater degree of “social sharing,” it is now threatened by market forces, which insist on controlling and realizing profit from ideas. Asserts Wolpert, “Neither the academy nor society can tolerate tight control over movement of information. For knowledge to advance, production and distribution systems can and should occur outside the tightly controlled, capital intensive publishing system.”
Being the third most visited site on the net, Youtube has mostly been associated with viewing prerecorded videos from all spheres of life on all kinds of subjects. That however, is set to change with the introduction of live streaming capabilities onto the platform.
Today, we’ll also start gradually rolling out our live streaming beta platform, which will allow certain YouTube partners with accounts in good standing to stream live content on YouTube. The goal is to provide thousands of partners with the capability to live stream from their channels in the months ahead. In order to ensure a great live stream viewing experience, we’ll roll this offering out incrementally over time.
As a consumer, you can go to youtube.com/live “where you can always find the most compelling live events happening on YouTube and add events to your calendar. Subscribe to your favorite YouTube live-streaming partners to be notified of upcoming live streams on your customized homepage.”
This move is long overdue given the size of Youtube and the sheer number of views it racks up a day; 2 billion. I’m not sure but I’m inclined to believe Google is now going to turn much of its attention to Youtube to make it the real Google TV after the very much underwhelming of the real GTV.
We saw the five broad reasons why Linux is poised to take on the future of technology. As a follow up to that post, I post here the Linux Foundation official video commemorating the 20th anniversary of the OS. Enjoy.
There are times when you are not on your own machine but need to edit a video you took, probably on your smartphone. Or perhaps the video editing application you run on your machine seems too beefy for the little editing you want to do. JayCut, a browser based video editing application could be your answer.
Available in 11 languages, the JayCut web video editor gives you all the basic features you will need to add those touches to your video. You can either upload a video file for editing, record one through your webcam or microphone (audio of course).
Next time you are out and about and need to edit that video, you might want to fire up the browser and give JayCut a try.
- Support for many video formats thanks to the Mplayer decoder.
- Support for fixed and variable frame rates
- Ability to edit many file types and sources including remotely located files (with mplayer/ffmpeg libraries), and directories of images.
- Encode to over 50 supported output formats like mkv, dv, swf, Ogg Theora, Dirac, MNG, Snow, xvid, animated GIF and more
- For audio, mp3, vorbis, mod, it, xm and wav files are supported
- Trimming of sound to fit video selection
- Sample accurate cutting and pasting of audio within and between clips.
- Resampling of audio (rate, channels, sample size, signedness and endianness); audio is auto-resampled between clips.
- Can be extended through the use of plugins
- Support for extending encoder formats through encoder plugin API
- Frame accurate cutting and pasting within and between clips.
- Saving/re-encoding of clips, selections, and individual frames.
- Lossless backup/restore.
- Streaming input and output.
- Real time blending of clips (various chroma and luma blends).