miniLinks for 2006-09-14
MiniLinks by Derek Slater
September 14, 2006
- A Search Engine for Government Spending
Congress passes measure to create tool that will expose where your tax dollars go.
- MS, Customers Play DRM Cat and Mouse
Engadget reports on the continuing saga of FairUse4WM, a Windows Media DRM evasion tool.
- NYT: Music Fans Turning Away From Traditional Gatekeepers
"All told, music consumers are increasingly turning away from the traditional gatekeepers and looking instead to one another -- to fellow fans, even those they've never met -- to guide their choices."
- Fan-to-Fan Recommendations in MySpace
Over two million unsigned bands can now sell music via their fans' pages on MySpace.
- Amazon's UnBox Is Underwhelming
Yet another DRM-laden online video service.
- Democracy Player Is Unreal
In a good way -- a one-of-a-kind, free, open source Internet TV platform.