Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Do you DJ Digitally? Legal or Outlaw that is the Question

The BBC reports that DJ's who rip or copy tracks for playing directly from their digital devices may be doing so illegally unless they have taken out a special permit which is administered by the royalty collection agency 'PPL'. You can read more about this by following the link below.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Make a million pixel by pixel

Don't you just wish you thought of it first? The ingenious money making idea thought up by Alex Tew a 21 year old student consists of a webpage containing one million pixels of advertising space. He has sold the lot at a price of $1 per pixel. He calls his money spinning creation "The Million Dollar Homepage" and you can view it by clicking the link below. NB. The website has been so busy that now you can hardly get through to see what it looks like, I reckon their server has gone into meltdown. However, if you want to see an example of how it works then look here and click on the demo button.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Fuel prices creeping up - use technology to keep costs down

I notice that fuel prices are creeping up again. It is unlikely to get better noting todays news "Britain recorded its worst-ever monthly goods trade deficit during November as the oil account slipped into the red for the fifth month running." An article in Martins Money Tips points out a new website where you can sign up for free and easily locate the lowest cost petrol stations in your area. You can even opt-in to receive email alerts for your desired postcode. Check it out - click here

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Coldplay record label DRM leaves customers out in the cold

The warning to potential Coldplay album buyers is 'caveat emptor.' Their new CD is fully loaded with new and up to date Digital Rights Management on board and lists the rules and regulations on a 'usage guideline' sheet which you do not get to see until after buying the CD and opening it. Only then do you find out that you might be unable to play it on many standard players. Or might not be able to transfer tracks to your mp3 player for instance. They then go on to tell you that "Except for manufacturing problems, we do not accept product exchange, return or refund." Click here for more info. There is also an interesting Skype linkette to be found in the linked article.