TPW 15: Copyright, Slingbox v. MLB, and Social Networking Legislation

by on May 31, 2007 · 2 comments


Tech Policy Weekly from the Technology Liberation Front is a weekly podcast about technology policy from TLF’s learned band of contributors. The shows’s panelists this week are Tim Lee of the Cato Institute, Braden Cox of the Association for Competitive Technology, Prof. Randy Picker of the University of Chicago Law School, and Eric Bangeman of Ars Technica. Topics include,

  • Technological progress drives change in copyright law,
  • Major League Baseball criticizes Slingbox over its place-shifting technology, and
  • states consider new regulations of social networking sites.

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  • Tom Coseven

    Just google “slingbox swap” and you will see the exposure. About two years ago I was on a Basketball message board and a guy started a thread “watch out of market games for free.” It was a slingbox rep (or so he said). He suggested swapping. All MLB needs to do is an exhaustive search of the sports message boards (of which there are several hundred). People aren’t just slinging their own TV signals. If MLB can tie official reps to these statements, Sling’s goose is cooked. Surprized you ignored this aspect.

  • Tom Coseven

    Just google “slingbox swap” and you will see the exposure. About two years ago I was on a Basketball message board and a guy started a thread “watch out of market games for free.” It was a slingbox rep (or so he said). He suggested swapping. All MLB needs to do is an exhaustive search of the sports message boards (of which there are several hundred). People aren’t just slinging their own TV signals. If MLB can tie official reps to these statements, Sling’s goose is cooked. Surprized you ignored this aspect.

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