2002 June 3 Links [4:55 pm]
(entry last updated: 2002-06-03 16:55:08)
So, the clear big news is the Chapter 11 filing of Napster, to shield Bertelsmann from copyright liability suits. Also, a friend pointed me to some new information on the Macrovision CD copy protection system - to paraphrase “ink can’t hurt us!”.
(3 items listed below)
- Macrovision has a press release detailing the invulnerability of their CD copy protection system from inks - of course, it is patent pending, so once the patent is given, the technique will be fully documented and on the record. (Thanks, Grom!)
- The Napster Chapter 11 filing is the big news today. Slashdot has more links and commentary; ZDNet points out that it’s all about shielding the parent company.
The earlier SonicBlue “snitch” order (more on ReplayTV in general) has been formally overturned. LawMem links you to the formal filings; and Wired.com has an article that gives links to earlier reports.