- Copyrights vs. human rights
Simon Phipps has a thoughtful oped at Computer World UK reminding us of some basic legal facts that are perhaps too easily overlooked in the conflict between copyright holders and the public interest. This may seem like very basic legal scholarship but that merely reinforces his point that enforcement measures increasingly sought by industry as their pre-net business models fail reach way too far.
- Android music players finally start to arrive
Much of what Sarah Perez discusses in this ReadWriteWeb post is speculation, especially around a long awaited music offering from Google. However, it speaks to me as a diehard fan of the notaphone response to the smart phone. As much as I like my recently acquired Archos, I may start slowly saving for its replacement, hoping that this trend continues at least for a few years so I can upgrade in 2012 or 2013 to a wickedly impressive Android notaphone.
- 4chan DDoSed off the net
I read about this a bit before seeing this piece at ReadWriteWeb by Mike Melanson. I was hoping for some more detail but so far, there hasn’t been any report of responsible parties. However, this turn of events highlights one of the problems of equating DDoS attacks with constructive hacktivism (which it isn’t), that reciprocation utterly fails to advance any sort of meaningful discourse.
- Class action lawsuit against Apple, app makers over over sharing personal data, ReadWriteWeb
- France considering an inconsistent copyright levy on tablets, exempting Windows, Techdirt
- Could DMCA takedown notices against Twitter finally force the issue of linking as infringement?, Techdirt
- File locker service has hired its own lobbying firm, Ars Technica