2002 July 16 Links [8:22 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-07-16 14:54:21)
A busy morning in the news. Apple’s release of QuickTime 6 means that the MPEG-4 licensing brouhaha has been settled. ElcomSoft posts problems with Adobe’s eBook library scheme. The Library Journal has an interview with L. Lessig.
And the House wants life sentences for hacking, preferably prosecuted using evidence collected following a relaxing of wiretapping restrictions. The AP Wire story at Wired.com is a little more detailed.
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- A couple of articles on the QuickTime 6 release include a Slashdot discussion, the press release from the MPEG-4 Industry Forum describing the license. CNet also has an article on the licensing terms. The Register article cites EETimes’ article questioning the timeliness of the release.
- CNet reports on last night’s House vote (385-3) to relax wiretapping restrictions on the way to prosecuting hackers. Update: Wired has a more detailed AP Wire story. And the Slashdot discussion has links to the text of the bill.
- Wired.com has more information on the China WWW agreements I mentioned yesterday.
- Dave Barry has a humorous look at life and spam on the Internet.
- The Library Journal has a far-ranging interview with Lawrence Lessig on intellectual property issues.
- Tracking a weblog cite, one can find a Security Focus posting from ElcomSoft (Sklyarov’s employer)detailing vulnerabilities with the Adobe eBook Library software.
- Consensus at Lawyerpoint describes recent actions by the Consumer Federation of America to stem the BPDG’s efforts.