- Australia considering 3 strikes anti-piracy law
Already in use in France and the UK, means revocation of net access as supplement to filtering. Filtering, thankfully, has not gained as much traction. ISPs are understandably and rightly resistant.
- DDoS against WikiLeaks
Court ordered removal of their DNS records but there appeared to be an attack on top of that change and a fire at their ISP.
- Harvard web site hacked, database shared on file-sharing network
A note with the torrent is claiming the point was to highlight the site’s lack of proper security.
- Ingres founder wants DBMS’s rewritten
Simply argue that modern applications do not need heavy weight transactions and a separate data manipulation language.
- Hacker may get to keep ill gotten insider trading gains
A legal paradox and a hell of a loop hole.
- DVD Jon’s latest DRM stripping software
The emphasis is more on formating and device shifting, the DRM stripping is de-emphasized. Nothing but a Windows version, yet.
- British consumer group seeking fair EULAs
Hopefully they will achieve some success, ideally that will translate to traction in other jurisdictions.
- HD DVD post mortem
A reasonable analysis, ultimately more to do with studio adoption though some missed consumer opportunities, too.
- LoC sells out to Microsoft
Donation in exchange for exclusive use of their technologies. I think if any agency should be open and compatible, it should be the LoC. This frustrates me immensely.
- More on Lessig’s consideration of Congressional run
More good details, further explanation of ideas he advanced in his own announcement.
- Privacy implications of new USPS tracking system
Still appears to be opt in, so privacy of normal mail doesn’t appear to be at risk.
- Microsoft announces new interoperability initiative
If they already really understood how open-ness confers an advantage, they wouldn’t have to make regular announcements, initiatives. In other words, I remain skeptical.
- Collective, emergent intelligence from ARG
Emergence is everywhere and I find all instances of it equally fascinating.
- Pew report on net early adopters who stayed with the technology
In short, some elements are consistent with their first adoption, but new opportunities seem to be just as important to sustained interest.
- Random House drops audiobook DRM
This is great news but the real story may be the competitive pressure it exerts on Audible, especially since Amazon acquired them and considering the success of Amazon’s on MP3 store.
- Does ultrasonic repellent violate kids’ rights?
A British commissioner feel so based on how the devices act indiscriminately, regardless of kids’ behavior.