My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

April 13, 2012 1:56 am
RIAA: Innovation is the Best Way to Kill Piracy


It took more than half a decade, but there’s finally something we can agree on with the RIAA. After suing college students, shutting down LimeWire and pushing for draconian anti-piracy laws, the RIAA now finally admits that the best answer to illegal downloading is innovation. A milestone, but unfortunately also a message that is bundled with the usual creative statistics that have to be debunked.

» via TorrentFreak

Well they sure as hell aren’t showing it.  Where’s the strategy to encourage this?

February 15, 2012 8:45 pm
How Developers Are Shaping the Future of Music

Really cool culture developing here. The music industry has a tendency to come off as desperately clinging to their old model so to see events like ‘Music Hack Day’ is a good sign they’re opening up to the right direction. You can also see this sort of culture developing with applications like Soundcloud and Spotify taking steps to become more of a platform recently. Very excited to see how things will progress in the near and long-term future.

February 2, 2012 2:27 am
"Don’t get me wrong: Having good relationships with publishers, authors, and everyone else in the supply chain is important. But the only way to guarantee lasting public access to the increasingly digitized intellectual wealth of the world is through the reform of copyright law. We need the creation of solid legal exemptions for libraries to break DRM and to own, circulate, and ­archive digital copies."