TCLP 2007-07-29 News (Comment Line 360-252-7284)

This is news cast 107.

I have confirmed all of the panelists for my copyright and creative commons panel at Dragon*Con: Matthew Wayne Selznick, Courtney Lytle Perry, Scott Sigler, and Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan of Beatnik Turtle.

A listener from NC called in and offered a great suggestion on an alternate free voice mail service. I’m still checking it out and will let everyone know if the listener line changes.

This week’s security alerts include a new class of hack that exploits a common programming error and a free application for Windows that advises when security updates are available for your installed programs.

In this week’s news, competitors pressure Google on privacy, a new language for teaching programming from MIT, indie music label encourages users to download sampler from The Pirate Bay, and PunchScan wins an open source voting competition.

Following up this week, the UK rejects copyright term extension and a simple majority of the FCC supports open access for the 700MHz auction causing Verizon to bow to the inevitable.

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