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From the Frontiers of Research to the Heart of the Enterprise
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA



Carl Malamud, Center for American Progress

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Location: Grande Ballroom C

Electronic Program Guides--such as TV Guide(R)--are part of a heavily- patented, multi-billion dollar industry. Hundreds of lawyers litigate patent infringement suits to make sure that control of your television (and other media) stays in carefully controlled middle boxes. But, what if one were to route around these choke points and build a distributed, open media guide? The NetTopBox project will use a combination of policy and technology to try and start a little disintermediation in this all-too-closed world. Come hear how in this session.

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