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TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 15 – 30/11/10

Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Gordon (Thistleweb)

Featured Track: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.

With the snow falling and the cold creeping upon the UK, your intrepid TechBytes hosts have a plethora of faster paced news headlines to discuss, argue and comment over.

Set to a tighter time limit, the publication of this show means that during the month of November we managed fifteen episodes.  Thats a lot of talking and a lot of opinion!

Today we are looking at copyright issues including the news on Mulve:

http://torrentfreak.com/after-police-raid-mulve-file-sharing-app-operator-cleared-of-wrong-doing-101129/

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101128/23325812027/pc-mag-responds-to-l

We talk about the Chrome OS and its alternatives:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/google-exec-60-of-businesses-could-dump-windows-for-chrome-os/42141?tag=nl.e539

We discuss the issues of Facebook and its more open alternative (which is currently in beta)

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/11/hands-on-a-first-look-at-diasporas-private-alpha-test.ars

We talk about smart phone sales, the desktop and Linux:

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1928808/pcs-slow-tablet-smartphone-sales-onslaught

And Gordon mentions a rather interesting long running news story about copyright:

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101122/23335211979/judge-asks-righthaven-to-explain-why-reposting-isnt-fair-use-even-when-defendant-didnt-claim-fair-use.shtml

All this and much more on the TechBytes audiocast!

You can listen (and download) episode 15 here.

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Writer/Novelist of many facets both in the world of technology and fantasy/sci-fi. Co-host of the TechBytes audiocast and writer for both OpenBytes and Goblin's Domain. Supporter of free and open source software.

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