disintermediating c-span via the praxis of open source

So Metavid looks like a totally rocking project which converts feeds from the House and Senate into Theora, and makes their close-captioning searchable. It appears to have at least some relationship with the cool kids from annodex. It unfortunately is getting legal flak from C-SPAN, and perhaps more unfortunately, uses phrases like “The metavid project returned these media assets to the public domain and through the praxis of open source developed means to democratize the mediation of these media assets.” I’m terrified that I’ll begin talking like that at some point during my legal career. Really need to get to work on ‘Wark in 500 words or less‘ to make sure I stay in the habit of speaking plain English. :)