- The copyright industry is not a stakeholder in the law
Rick Flakvinge, among other things the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, has an excellent op ed on TorrentFreak clarifying why allowing content intermediaries like labels and studios influence the contours of copyright law is wrong. I am sure many more examples than the two he states of beneficiaries who do not get to affect policy directly and with good reason.
- Firefox on Linux to get faster builds, catching up with other OSes
Slashdot links to the good news for fans of Mozilla’s open source browser. The limiter was apparently getting all of the latest optimizations produced by GCC working over the browser’s code base. The peppier builds will be for Firefox 6 and later, however, which won’t go into beta until this Fall. Hopefully they’ll show up in the new developer channel, Aurora, much sooner than that.
- 18 years of the worldwide web in the public domain, BoingBoing
- Self power, wireless energy sensors join the internet, Gadget Lab at Wired
- Short documentary highlights little known facts about the birth of the Internet, Technology Review