Archive for 2011/04/05
writes Assange: “How do we deal with an extrajudicial financial blockade by Bank of America, Visa (including Visa Europe, registered in London), MasterCard, PayPal, Western Union, the Swiss PostFinance, Moneybookers and other finance companies, all keen to curry favour with Washington?”
The producer of the syndicated children’s TV series “Zodiac Island” claims that an entire season of the show has been wiped out thanks to a fired employee at its data-hosting company who hacked into networked computers and destroyed its work.
“Zodiac Island” has run on more than 100 U.S. TV stations around the country, including ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS affiliates.
Yes, we still have plenty of discs lying around in jewel cases on dusty shelves or in enormous three-ring binders. And yes-most definitely yes-we want to be able to access all these movies and songs from our PC, television, and our shiny new smartphone
The first step is to transform your collection of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs into files that can be played on the platform of your choice
The Financial Times is the first major paper to publicly and explicitly say “thanks, but no thanks” to Apple’s new iOS subscription modelPosted: 2011/04/05 in Education / Awareness
Lead counsel Carlo Piana wrote on his blog today that the Court of Milan has upheld its earlier decision to order Google to filter out libelous search suggestionsPosted: 2011/04/05 in Education / Awareness, Google, Jurisprudence
These are the suggestions that pop up in Google’s search input bar, proposing what the user might be wanting to search for.
Dish Network has signed a deal to make more movies available through its online video-streaming service, the satellite provider said today. The deal with Epix–a joint venture of Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Lionsgate–will give Dish customers access to more than 3,000 Epix films and programs via DishOnline.
Two senior reporters from the Murdoch-owned News of the World newspaper have been arrested amid further phone hacking allegation claimsPosted: 2011/04/05 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Privacy / Data Protection
New Media Law, a UK based law firm, has leapt on the Digital Economy Act’s recent problems by proposing their own solution to “illegal” internet copyright infringement – a £1 per month music taxPosted: 2011/04/05 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
The copyrightability of a very short textual work — be it word, phrase, sentence, or stanza — depends on the presence of creativityPosted: 2011/04/05 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Jurisprudence
Plaintiff’s listserv post, in contrast, displays no creativity whatsoever — its content is dictated solely by functional considerations.
Defendants’ use of Plaintiff’s sentence is highly transformative. Plaintiff’s listserv post sought specific information about a forensic accounting firm’s questionable business tactics. Defendants did not seek any information at all; their purpose was to alert the company about Plaintiff’s post. By forwarding the post in e-mails, they conveyed the fact of the post rather than its underlying message. Defendants’ e-mails thus had a substantially different purpose than the post itself, a fact which weighs heavily in favor of fair use.
The core conservative principles of small government and basic individual freedoms should not be abandoned on the InternetPosted: 2011/04/05 in Education / Awareness, Public Policy
Once Again, Court Says Homeland Security Is Free To Seize & Search Your Computer Without A Warrant At The BorderPosted: 2011/04/05 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
This becomes even more ridiculous in the era of cloud computing, where a drive may be mounted over the network, and thus never actually cross the border at all
Pandora has revealed that it received a federal grand jury subpoena asking for information on its data collection practices, which it believes to be part of an industry-wide investigation. If app makers are found to be misleading users, they could face federal fraud chargesPosted: 2011/04/05 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
Want to update your Windows Phone 7 phone? Carrier interference and Microsoft foot-dragging getting in the way? There’s an app for thatPosted: 2011/04/05 in Education / Awareness, Tech Evolution
The World Intellectual Property Organization says that 2010 saw a 28 percent jump in cybersquatting disputes. But why? “You’ll ask me no doubt what the explanation for that is,” WIPO’s Director told reporters. “And I can’t tell you.”Posted: 2011/04/05 in Copyright, Education / Awareness
A spear phisher managed to reel in a prize catch last year with a single hook when media giant Condé Nast took the bait and wired $8 million to his bank account after he posed as a legitimate businessPosted: 2011/04/05 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
Researchers find that Japan’s P2P file-sharing traffic was back at normal levels just one day after the recent earthquakePosted: 2011/04/05 in Education / Awareness, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, Tech Evolution
Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Uri Rosenthal stated that no complaint has been filed against Gonggrijp yet, but if one would be filed the Dutch government could decide to cooperate with US authorities
Dutch language news article: http://webwereld.nl/nieuws/106249/nederland-staat-open-voor-uitleveren-gonggrijp—update.html