- 3D world client all in a browser
Ryan Paul at Ars Technica has details of an open source, open web standards based browser client for a 3D world, KataSpace. When I first saw this, all I could think of was VRML, a very early attempt at something similar from back in the nineties. Looking at the screen shots, it then reminded me of 2nd Life but with far less shopping, gambling, and porn. I couldn’t get the demo to run, despite using the same software as Paul.
- Google announces changes to handling copyright infringement issues
Direct from Google’s public policy blog, most of these are hefty nods to the interests of big content. Though exact details are scant, the one exception is around takedown and counter takedown notices for YouTube. While good faith takedown notices will be processed faster, Google makes vague noises about equally improving the course of action in the case of an incorrect complaint. Most interest is that they will be making takedown notices searchable which will undoubtedly help fuel far better analysis of how well the system is working and who is attempting to game it.
- Fate of Spanish copyright law may depend on timely availability of relevant WikiLeaks cables, BoingBoing
- Much more information about peering, transit, CDNs relevant to Level 3, Comcast dispute, Freedom to Tinker
- Jailtime for Jailbreaking, Slashdot