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Thursday, October 28, 2004
Courts finally grok DMCA.
Rosen like the Creative Commons. Go figure.
SNIU, but not one the RIAA would like.
I've never quite understood the logic of using proprietary formats in standards, and particularly a Microsoft standard.
Saturday, October 23, 2004
More on the DOJ's odd priorities.
Peerio. Major, major, huge, SNIU.
Yet another example of SNIU, from the ashes of Napster 1.0.
Lessig's P2P Politics site hits mainstream. SNIU.
FTC hosting P2P workshop. Wonder how biased it will be...?
Online downloads plateau.
NEONet, a new P2P service. Aims for faster searches.
MPAA gives plum lobbying job to Democrats. Republicans cut $250M in subsidies. Why were they getting these in the first place?
Friday, October 22, 2004
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
It is by poking about inside current technology that hackers get ideas for the next generation. No thanks, intellectual homeowners may say, we don't need any outside help. But they're wrong. The next generation of computer technology has often-- perhaps more often than not-- been developed by outsiders.
Not only did Diebold lose its attempt to censor pertinent election information using copyright law, but now they have to pay for it.
Choice quotes from Ashcroft on the eve of Kahle v Ashcroft.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Experimental use evaporating. I started writing an article a good while ago about the perils of the corporatization of universities. At Penn, GET-UP is one example. This is another.
eDonkey most-used now. Amusingly enough, last I checked, Kazaa was still the most-sued, meaning record companies are still behind the curve.
Senate stalls unfortunate legislation.
Sup. Ct. lets lower court's ruling against non-judicial DMCA subpoenas stand.
Monday, October 11, 2004
Sunday, October 10, 2004
$260M: The price of "all human knowledge." It's breathtaking in its scope when you sum it down to a relatively small figure, how much benefit to society is being removed by things like the SBCEA and DMCA and IICA.
SNIU on the Internet2. Binghamton U. apparently feels the need to restrict its virtually-unlimited bandwidth on the I2 down to sub-cable-modem speeds.
Saturday, October 09, 2004
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
As latest round of lawsuits hits, more stories of recalcitrant parents suffering hit the media.
Scrawford on why legislating good v bad P2P is unfortunate.
1996 law legislating what people can view on the Internet still not enforce(d/able). Any hopes for anti-P2P legislation?
We've seen before how Microsoft is using DRM as a tool to sustain its monopoly, and now the EU agress.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Lawsuit mania spreads.
Iceland P2P raids cause 40% drop in net traffic. I'd like to see this controlled for other factors...40% is too huge to be real.
Apple to open borderless music store. At least pan-Eu.
Sony tries to justify discontinuing ineffective DRM with ineffective publicity campaign.
Format wars A bad idea.