Is A Blogger and A Journalist the Same Thing?

Source: arstechnia

“No US court has yet weighed in with authority on the debate about whether bloggers count as journalists, but the recent federal decision from South Carolina does indicate that at least some bloggers are journalists. It’s not about the title, it’s about the content, said Judge Henry Hurlong, Jr.; a journalist turns out to be anyone who does journalism, and bloggers who do so have the same rights and privileges under federal law as the “real” journalists.”

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MXTabs Inches Closer!

Source: MX Tabs Blog

“October 26th, 2007

As I previously posted, things are starting to come together for the new MXTabs. We’ve gotten a few more publishers to sign on to the project (expect official announcements in the coming weeks), and we’re wiring things up. The biggest part of the project right now is getting the new MX server online. We’re upgrading systems and have a brand new box that the site new site is being built on. This way once we’re up and running we should have a much better ability to handle traffic and some of the more complicated processes that go with a legitimate, licensed site (tracking of copyright, etc.).

Anyway, things are still moving forward. As long as our offices don’t burn down, you should be seeing something soon. We’ll keep you posted.”

More Tax On Legal Canadian Downloads

Source:
canada.com/finacialpost

“The tariffs, to be charged to iTunes and other companies that distribute music over the Internet, adds three cents to the cost of individual songs that now sell for about 99 cents, and 1.5 cents per track for downloaded albums.”

“For temporary music sales, such as songs that erase themselves after a pre-determined period, stores will pay 5.7% of the selling price, with a minimum of 54.8 cents per subscriber per month.”

I am not going to cancel my iMesh subscription any time soon but I do have Frostwire installed on my computer.

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