- Contention over Project Gutenberg’s public domain classification of early SF works
The story to which timothy at Slashdot links is well worth a read and consideration. Bear in mind that Greg Bear is otherwise a fan of Project Gutenberg and has done a considerable amount of research here. I don’t doubt his conclusions but the real problem is how difficult it has become to parse copyright law in making this sort of determination.
- FTC’s report on privacy is out
Rainey Reitman at EFF has the news and a bit of context. Mostly this effort by the FTC is continuous with their work around behavioral advertising. The most obvious bit is the endorsement of a Do Not Track system. Reitman links to an interesting technical discussion well worth the read that analyzes a distributed, header based system for both its advantages and risks. More analysis, discussion and eventually implementation remains.
- Pool of unallocated network addresses to run dry in a matter of weeks
As Iljitsch van Biejnum at Ars Technica explains, this is the global pool from which regional authorities draw to in turn dole out addresses. It is a sign we are really getting to the point where the next generation addressing scheme, IP6, needs to be implemented by more networks. In practical terms, with unused addresses in current allocations and network address translation, we have a ways to go before we really hit a wall.
- Another distributed internet naming proposal, Vortex.com
- Next Firefox 4 beta slated for next week, Open Source at ZDNet
- More to consider in the Level 3, Comcast dispute, GigaOM, ht @croll and @radar
- The Nook Color has been rooted, Geek.com via Hacker News
- Amazon bows to US censorship pressure, stops hosting WikiLeaks, Techdirt