The Command Line 2007-03-04 (Comment Line 360-252-7284)

This episode is a news cast.

In the intro, I mention a great NY Times article on podcasting fiction. I’m going to be interviewing some of the folks they mention, in the vein of new media and Creative Commons. Also, as promised I chat up the most recent CopyNight a bit. Lastly, a heart felt plea to head over to and donate to help Joe Murphy.

This week’s security alerts include malware targeting security software and malware authors using encryption and code obfuscation to defeat signature based defenses.

In this week’s news, Boucher and Doolittle introduce the FAIR USE Act which has the RIAA hopping mad but also some supporters a bit skeptical, HID suppresses criticism via claims of patent infringement, Coding Horror discusses the Single Responsibility Principle in its many forms, and another transistor breakthrough this time based on nanoscale carbon.

This week I follow up on the Elektra v. Barker case for which the attorney’s arguments have been published and Maynor final shares code on the original Apple WiFi vulnerability.

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