MacVoices #23228: MacVoices Live! – More UK Tech Policy Discussion, Music, TV, and More (2)

In this MacVoices Live! conversation, Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursBrittany SmithJim ReaBen RoethigEric BoldenJeff Gamet, and Mark Fuccio finish off the discussion of UK tech legislation then explore the intricate realm of music rights and licensing in television shows, emphasizing the significance of restoring the original music and how it contributes to a more immersive viewing experience. Additionally, we delve into the possibility of utilizing AI technology to create new songs with a specific era or show’s style, providing a potential solution. (Part 2) 


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Show Notes:


0:00:00 UK’s tech policies and Netflix’s move away from DVDs
0:01:51 Alarming government actions, even in familiar settings.
0:02:08 Negotiating Exploit Lifespan for Government Surveillance
0:04:19 UK and US Security Services’ Attitudes towards Encryption
0:06:11 Ben Franklin’s Quote and the Trade-Off Between Security and Liberty
0:06:39 Android updates and security concerns
0:08:05 Companies using locked-down devices for remote work in China
0:09:50 Specific VPNs for China and abiding by government rules
0:11:15 Speculation about VPNs and privacy concerns
0:18:10 Netflix sends surprise discs to current DVD subscribers
0:22:05 The Disconnect Between Art and Commercial Viability
0:23:36 Star Trek Prodigy: Another Victim of Show Scrapping
0:24:04 Disney Plus: A Prequel to Jules Fern’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
0:24:34 Questioning the intention behind tax write-offs
0:26:07 Challenges in accessing certain movies due to licensing issues
0:28:22 Cultural significance overshadowed by copyright restrictions
0:29:57 Disney’s role in extending copyright and its consequences
0:31:42 DVD vs Streaming: Music and Cultural Connection


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Benjamin Franklin on sacrificing freedom for security

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Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.

Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She’s also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator, on Mastodon as @[email protected], and on YouTube with tech tips.


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