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…The Bubble is back?

Here Comes Another Bubble was a fantastically viral video about the Web 2.0 bubble that was taken down recently by a San Francisco photographer’s DMCA take-down notice over her ‘stolen’ image.

Thankfully, that photographer’s photo has been removed, and the video is back as v1.1:

Unfortunately for The Richter Scales, the group behind the video, their 15 minutes hasn’t exactly been profitable:

    In the week Version 1.0 was up, we sold only eight CDs of previously recorded music. That’s one CD sold per 125,000 viewers of the video. If this rate holds, the “profits” from CD sales will equal the $355 we spent making the video when Version 1.1 gets its 3.5 millionth view.

I guess DMCA notices don’t necessarily need to be correlated to lost compensation!

[The Richter Scales – Announcing “Bubble” Version 1.1]

[Via: TechCrunch]

…You can own your own number?

Want to own an integer? While it might not sound like very much fun, the AACS-LA seems to be having a pretty good time with their 128-bit number, so you might as well. Thankfully, Princeton professor Edward Felten is giving them out for free, so grab them while they’re hot.

    Here’s how we do it. First, we generate a fresh pseudorandom integer, just for you. Then we use your integer to encrypt a copyrighted haiku, thereby transforming your integer into a circumvention device capable of decrypting the haiku without your permission. We then give you all of our rights to decrypt the haiku using your integer. The DMCA does the rest.

    The haiku is copyright 2007 by Edward W. Felten:

    We own integers,
    Says AACS LA.
    You can own one too.

My number? 5D 25 58 74 10 B7 9E 3F 15 77 7B 31 1F 18 64 82. Now that you’ve read it, you’ve got to forget it, because if you use it, I’m coming after you.

[Freedom To TInker – Own An Integer]

[Via: Boing Boing]