2002 June 28 Links [9:21 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-06-28 15:35:16)
Well, although the Supreme Court ended this week with a bang, the WWW trolling for IP tidbits is slowing down. The upcoming July 4th holiday may be the culprit - or maybe it’s just a slow news day.
NPR revises its linking policy again; still not particularly satisfying. And the Australian CD-copying kiosks have made the US wire services.
Update: Robert X. Cringely’s column this week is all Palladium - and it’s all negative. The floodgates are starting to give way…
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- Wired also has an article on gamer piracy, raising the notion that some of this is driven by the desire to circumvent copy protection. What will Palladium do to these guys: get them to give up or drive them to a new frenzy?
- The Register guesses that Passport is going to evade EU investigation, for the moment. Scrutiny, however, is still likely.
- The Register also discusses Palladium, pointing to resources listed here yesterday. A good summary of Prof. Anderson’s position.
- ZDNet AnchorDesk gives pointers to software that can be used to capture streaming audio to MP3.
- Slashdot discusses the CNet article cited yesterday on the subject of MP3 sharing suppression at companies. The comments might surprise you.
- Wired is running an AP wire service story on Australian CD-burner kiosks - an earlier link from Australia was posted earlier, with a Slashdot discussion
- Cringely’s The Pulpit this week is all about the evils of Palladium - closing paragraph:
What’s saddest about this story is that it could be positive. The world is a dangerous place and finding ways to make people responsible for what they do on the Net is probably good, not bad. I just don’t think we have the right people on the job.
- The Shifted Librarian has a good weblog entry on the pay-for-play music options, with a link to the CNet review that sparked the discussion.