Month: July 2000

Today, UserLand shipped Radio UserLand 7.0b1. I’m proud to have been a part of the team that created it. Dave was right- we built it in record time, thanks to the power of the tools we used. I’ve never seen application development happen this fast.

It’s available for download here, and you can read all about it on the website.

In short, it’s your very own personal radio station, and you’re the program director.

But it’s more than that. You can share your playlist (not the music, just the list), and you can see the top 100 songs being listened to by all Radio UserLand users.

What’s more, it’s an outliner. Your playlist is an outline, so you can organize your music however you want. And the outliner isn’t just for organizing your music. You can use outlines for whatever you want, and you can share any outline by saving it to a www folder.

Yes, Radio UserLand is also a server!!!

And for all you geeks out there, it speaks XML-RPC and SOAP too.

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Napster has been issued a temporary stay on the temporary injunction which would have forced it to shut down its servers.

AP: “A federal appeals court panel has granted
Napster a stay allowing the music trading service to stay online at
least temporarily.

“A federal judge had ordered Napster earlier this week to stop
its business of helping people share copyrighted music for free
over the Internet. That preliminary injunction was supposed to have
gone into effect at midnight, Pacific time.”


Lisa M. Bowman, ZDNet News: “Appeals court says don’t stop the music on Napster

“The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Napster Inc.’s motion to stay a judge’s ruling that could have effectively shut down the song-sharing site. Details to follow.”

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Thundergod’s account of their concert at the Chicago Rockfest on July 22nd:

“And if we were jaded when we took the stage, it’s just plain upsetting now to learn that they refused to pay us today because of what we said up there.

“We can live without the five grand. What sucks is feeling that you have to kiss corporate ass to expose your music to people. We could have gone up there and sung a bunch of lyrics about gay-bashing and that would have been fine. That we made fun of Oldsmobile earns us a penalty? Something’s wrong with that.”

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CNN.com: “A judge issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday against the online music service Napster, ordering it to stop distributing copyrighted songs.

“U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ruled that Napster “is enjoined from causing, assisting, facilitating, copying, or otherwise distributing all copyrighted songs or musical compositions.'”


Dave Winer asked on Scripting News:

“At 7PM there will be a live webcast from Napster. (Did anyone listen to the webcast? Do you have a URL of the archive? I just get a recording saying it’s over. Is it archived anywhere?)”

It’s here:

Windows Media – 56K
Windows Media – 28K
Real Audio – 56K

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Scott Rosenberg: “And what will be the impact of the court-ordered shutdown of Napster? These projects — small, underground efforts that grew unnoticed in the shadow of Napster the company — will be flooded with energy. Users will flock to them, and talented software hackers will work overtime to perfect them.

“From the recording industry’s point of view, it is slaying one enemy only to seed the field with a thousand new opponents — opponents who are, not incidentally, its own best customers.”

via Scripting News

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“Napster and its clones — including Gnutella and FreeNet, which will defy attempts at control due to their entirely decentralized nature — have overturned some fundamentals, just as the invention of internal combustion ruined the business model for the horse and buggy. Shut down Napster and a hundred other Napster-like apps will surface. That’s life, folks. Get on with it.

“The music industry loathes us. Let’s loathe it back.”

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The plane had been flying a charter flight for a German travel agency. There were 100 passengers on board, and nine crew members. Four on the ground were also killed.

Full coverage:

MSNBC: “There was no immediate word from officials on what might have caused the crash of the jet, which had been in service since 1980 and had just had a mechanical checkup July 21.”

CNN.com: “Deilmann’s U.S. office, based in Alexandria, Virginia, confirmed that the passengers were scheduled to embark Thursday in New York on a luxury cruise aboard the MS Deutschland. The cruise was scheduled to end on August 8 in Manta, Ecuador.”

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Taking a cue from Jeff, here’s a Google search for Jake
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One link away from my homepage- that’s better than any other search engine I’ve tried.

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Brad Pettit via Scripting News: “In my opinion, the Napster controversy centers on honesty. Napsterphobes fall largely into two camps: those dishonestly protecting their interests in retaining the status quo by hiding behind the issue of intellectual property rights (record companies); and those who seriously believe creators of intellectual property have rights to administer its use.”

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“However it happened, whether or not Napster is shut down by the courts, there’s now a lot of cool music sitting on people’s hard drives. A perfect opportunity for tool-makers. Watch the software artists swoop in to fill the void filled by a court ordered shutdown of Napster, if it happens; or to develop a market around Napster if the court leaves them alone.”

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