This is news cast 182.
In the intro, a reflection on liberty, in honor of the Holiday this weekend in the US.
In this week’s news the big story is that of The Pirate Bay selling its web site. Both the crew and the buyer have issued statements. The site has also undergone some technical changes in its operation. This has also raised interesting questions around who owns the site with some surprising new information. Also in the news BPI thinks better of having pursued Napster and asking whether the hacker ethic is harming programmers.
Following up this week the current state of Blu-ray’s DRM and a Linux kernel patch to circumvent patent claims against the FAT filesystem.
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