Daniel Herbert just returned from London, where he presented a lecture at the "Cinematic Bricoleurs: Remixing, restyling and repurposing in contemporary filmmaking practice" conference held at King's College London. Looking most closely at Rovi Corp., Gracenote, and YouTube, Herbert's talk, entitled "Curious Connections: The Historical and Technical Links Between Media Metadata and IP Control," traced these historical, industrial, and technical links betweenmedia metadata services and IP control.  In doing so, it assessed how these systems serve the interests of the Hollywood conglomerates and present challenges to those who envision alternative ways in which movies and television programs might be accessed and used. While attending the conference, Herbert also participated in a roundtable discussion about intellectual property issues with artists, IP lawyers, politicians, and media