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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Like the HAM-nets of old (and today), distributed communications are good during a disaster.

Kazaa decision...Grokster redux. The judge endorses vaporware filtering.

iPod phone comes along. 100-song limit, no untethered downloads. What's the point? The nano is cool, though.

More format wars.

Like SETI@home, but for people-hours.

NerdTV airs, open formats, CC-licensed.

OpenWengo, open Skype alternative. Can't tell if it's SNIU or not.

Vigilante justice, again.

"'If consumers even know there's a DRM, what it is, and how it works, we've already failed,' says Peter Lee, an executive at Disney."

Stiglitz, via Lessig.

WalMart wants access to orphans. This helps reveal the insidious part of IP, in that under the guise of stimulating the economy it encourages monopolies instead of markets, and the monopolists use the rhetoric of markets to destroy them.

Santangelo case. Surprisingly un-rantish for P2PNews.


Patry on Grokster aftershocks.

More Patry.



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