Saturday, February 28, 2004

Judge denies MS attempt to re-define 'card'. There's a company that has a patent on a "multi-function card" and the rest of the world has to pay to use *any* card that has multiple functions?

Friday, February 27, 2004

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

MAP refund checks are rolling in to slighted CD customers - CD
Wired News: Grey Album Fans Protest Clampdown: "making money is a higher priority in the music industry than making music"
Beststuff - Konica Minolta Introduces 3.2 Megapixel DiMAGE Xg Digital Camera I wanted to buy the Xt, that article says Xg has an even faster startup, and makes better photos. I guess I buy this one ;)
wonkette: "two thirds of Americans believe executions should be televised." wow, america moves to middle age!

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Wired News: RIAA's New Seal of Disapproval Great, the solution to piracy is a FBI seal on cds.

Looks like Fear is becoming a great business in USA.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Evaluating the Creative Commons Project Nice comparison of CC. I found it here
funferal: Actions of Joyce estate highlight problems with copyright law Another IP problem: Ireland will be sued if James Joyce's works are publicly read during the festival commemorating the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday this June.

The funny thing is that those works were public domain from 1991 until 1995, when EU extended copyright terms.
Bent Out of Shape: Can Yoga Methods be Copyrighted? a Yoga Master is sueing other schools and teachers for using his stretches.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Simpsons, the movie
Wired News: Copyright Enters a Gray Area: "Labels are saying, 'If you do (a remix) on the underground scene, it's OK. But if it's so compelling that people trade it all over the Internet, then we're going to sue you.'"
New lawsuit targets DVD copying
google fate

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Microsoft: Oops! We Did It Again Great, six months to fix a critical bug.

"This is one of the most serious Microsoft vulnerabilities ever released,"
Court: eBay's off the hook over feedback "Be careful when reading feedback left in online auctions: eBay and similar Web sites are not required to remove information that's false or even libelous, a court has decided."

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

EU to criminalize P2P sharing? "European ISPs fear that individual consumers might be placed on the same level with criminals seeking commercial gain by counterfeiting products. Legal experts have expressed similar concerns, and many feel that a law that would criminalize private P2P use would go too far."

Friday, February 06, 2004

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Duran i Lleida: "El que és una vergonya és que avui el president del govern estigui informant i compareixent davant del Congrés nord-americà, i no sigui capaç de comparèixer davant del Congrés espanyol".

curiós també que aquesta notícia estigui en el domini - Cayetana Guillén Cuervo niega en un comunicado que mantenga una relación con el presidente Aznar: "Por ello, si el rumor sigue circulando, la abogada ejercerá "cuantas acciones civiles o penales se puedan derivar del hecho de que consciente de la falsedad de estos rumores, noticias o información."

Res millor que un comunicat oficial per donar vida a un rumor.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Lawrence Lessig: "So the lesson of BBC is that if you’re misleading about whether the government misled you into war, management must resign."
Lawrence Lessig: "CBS deliberately suppressed and censored political
speech and public discourse, the core reason
behind the First Amendment, yet saw fit to air
sexually exploitive performances during a family
event. We cannot tolerate such failures in
Another Look at Mozilla