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I Want My MTV... PC? 261

Posted by michael
from the look-for-them-in-real-world dept.
Tsar writes: "MTV Networks is putting their imprimatur on a line of entertainment-oriented PC's to be available early this year. Targeting the college-age crowd, they'll have TV &amp radio tuners, DVD players, remote controls, and 'MTV-specific content.' CNN has this article on CNN's SCI-TECH page, but the original story was posted last Thursday on IDG.net. There's also news of MTV's impending digital music player, which uses DataPlay's 500MB matchbook-sized discs with built-in digital rights denial^H^H^H^H^H^Hmanagement."
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I Want My MTV... PC?

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  • by spongebob (227503) on Sunday January 13, 2002 @07:36PM (#2834022)
    Everyone knows the MTV generation has a 15 second attention span and I haven't heard of an OS that can do much of anything usefull in 15 seconds. Certainly Windows can't. ;)
  • by beebware (149208) on Sunday January 13, 2002 @07:59PM (#2834106) Homepage
    The Register [theregister.co.uk] had this article about 'MTV flogs own-brand PCs to students' [theregister.co.uk] four days ago.
  • by KirTakat (110620) on Sunday January 13, 2002 @08:39PM (#2834217)
    They are saying the pc will be produced by Lan Plus, so this [lan-plus.com] is probably what it will be.
  • by ryants (310088) on Sunday January 13, 2002 @08:49PM (#2834241)
    thus denying the Constitutionally given rights of content creators and copyright holders, no?
    The US Constituon does not give rights to content creators and copyright holders at all. All it does is permit Congress to enact copyright legislation:
    Section 8. The Congress shall have power ... To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;
    Nothing is guaranteed in that statement.
  • by aka-ed (459608) <(moc.liamg) (ta) (cilbup.tbor)> on Sunday January 13, 2002 @08:50PM (#2834242) Homepage Journal

    Obviously, the poster's use of the phrase was meant to refer to the denial of the user's rights, not the copyright holder's.

    You, AC sir, seem convinced that citizens do not have any rights in this matter, and all rights accrue to the holder of copyright. In this you are opposed to established case law, as well as to the intentions of the framers of the Constitution. ("To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries...")

    Here. [stanford.edu] Go read up. Please don't post on copyright matters until you do.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 13, 2002 @09:03PM (#2834283)
    MTV began to suck ass when they started playing suck ass music. When hip-hop, MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, et al. were the age, MTV started to suck.

    Then they went to do the only thing that could possibly make it suck more: play suck ass shows. TRL. Spring Break (I can't tell you how often I have mentally flooded MTV Isle with a 100' explosion induced tidal wave, while someone demands to watch that innane POS at a get-together.).

    BTW, MP3.com was (and is stil largely) about the idea in your post. However, as a musician, I could hardly see myself signing over responsibility (copyright, essentially--and something that MP3.com has no part of) of my beloved music to another financially motivated entity. Did I mention that I hate the RIAA?

All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score. -- Henry Tyroon

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