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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Slashdot | Newspaper Lobbyists Take Aim at Google News
Now that Google News is out of beta the newspaper publishers are starting to take notice.

Slashdot | Microsoft Changes Blog Censoring Policies
Microsoft attorney Brad Smith says that the company has a new policy to deal with a foreign government's request that alleges posted material violates its laws.

Steve Krause : Blog: Pandora and Nature vs. Nurture in Music Recommenders
So let's start by saying that what these and similar services do is cool. How Pandora and do it is an interesting compare-and-contrast.

Freedom to Tinker » Blog Archive » What’s in the Secret VEIL Test Results?
So all we can conclude is that at least one of the transformations they chose for their test can remove the VEIL watermark most of the time.

Furdlog » Beyond Schadenfreude
The dismal debut of Steven Soderbergh’s experimental film “Bubble” has sparked a gleeful response from the nation’s theater owners, who were less than enthused about its simultaneous release in both theaters and on cable.
The human capacity to discount good ideas based on bad test cases never ceases to astound.

Furdlog » Yahoo Channeling a PCWorld Article on IPR
And consumer rights may end up being the biggest casualty as media companies hunker down and try to redefine what users can and can’t do with the content they’ve paid for and the hardware they own.

U.S. Copyright Office - Orphan Works
The Copyright Office has completed its study of problems related to “orphan works”—copyrighted works whose owners may be impossible to identify and locate.

IPac - Your Senator Needs an iPod
That's why we think all Senators ought to join Stevens' esteemed company as iPod owners.



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