Wednesday, March 07, 2001
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Hoist By Their Own Petard Department
Now this is funny!!! Aimster, the other music service, is encrypting their files. For the Record Companies to prove that the exchange of copyrighted materials is taking place, they need to crack the encryption.
Under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, any breaking of encryption-protection measures is against the law.
In the continuing battle for the control of Namespace, ICANN has once again demonstrated they do not understand the Internet. The latest indication is the deal they are trying to make with Network Solutions aka Verisign. (you know the folks you register your domain name with, who turns around and shops your information to any marketeer with a checkbook)
The short version is to take back all of the .org domains. Go to HandsOffMy.org for details and action.
New.net Defies Domain System
Idealab founder Bill Gross isn't happy with the Internet's newest top level domains (TLDs), so he's decided to fight the system.
New.net, a spinoff of Idealab, is challenging the authority of the Internet's primary ruling body by preparing to sell 20 unsanctioned TLDs that it plans to administer on its own
Source : Wired News
Standards and Surfing
The head WaSP speaks to Mac Users and the rest of us.
In Microsoft We Trust?
Should the U.S. government run more like a business? If so, most Americans would vote to hand Microsoft the keys to the White House. That's the finding of a new study by Brouillard Communications, which asked people which company they would most like to run the U.S. government -- and which they would be least likely to put in charge.
Source: Yahoo Business News
The 5K is Open.
If you publish on the web copyrights, yours, mine and others are an issue.
Teresa Earnhart Speaks
Where I Draw The Line.
1 Internet Explorer 8,300 76.27% 1,457 2 Netscape 2,017 18.53% 231
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