2002 June 14 Links [9:59 am]
(entry last updated: 2002-06-14 16:46:22)
Kind of a slow morning; maybe summer is settling in, although you couldn’t tell from Boston’s weather. We probably won’t see the *sixties* this weekend. I’ve added a couple of humorous links - something for the end of the week.
I’m on the road for most of next week, and I have no idea if I’ll even get a chance to look at the ‘Net, much less add to this. We’ll see……
(4 items listed below)
- Andrew Leonard reviews Ruling the Root, a history of the domain name system, and its subversion in the interests of business intellectual property concerns.
Wired discusses the problems of the record industry from another perspective. As more information turns up showing that file sharing doesn’t seem to be effecting recording companies that much, the industry seems to be recognizing that the tools that they use to preserve their “digital rights” run the risk of alienating the very customers that they want to reach - sounds like fair use = consumer surplus may have some traction.
- The release of the Harry Potter movie without Macrovision has attracted some attention.
InfoWorld discusses the recent Cato Institute conference on IP and the Internet.