miniLinks for 2006-10-13
October 13, 2006
- DVD Region Coding -- Now in HD!
In case you hoped your next-generation video media would be less crippled than DVDs.
- Swedish Appeals Court Acquits Accused Filesharer
IP address insufficient identification.
- Please Present Passport, 34 Pieces of Personal Information
U.S. and EU reach deal to share passenger data.
- Norwegian ISP De-Neutralizes Network
And re-neutralizes it in response to customer outcry.
- DVD Jon Selling Apple FairPlay Compatibility
Reverse-Engineering for fun and profit.
- Homeland Security Monitoring Opinions in News
Parsing the press' prose for threats.
- "If we can have a legal YouTube, we can have a legal P2P service."
Bob Lefsetz thinks the YouTube deals a switch to a "new guard" in the music busi ness - one that might have understood Napster in time to work with it.
- When Blacklisters get Blacklisted
Matthew Prince, anti-spammer and local attorney in Illinois, forecasts the next steps in the local Spamhaus case.
- Everything You Want From A Store And A Little Bit Less Threatening
Retailers are using invisible infra-red monitors to track customers, because they're less likely to "freak out" than when other invasive techniques are used.
- Not Enough of Cable Guy for Privacy Laws
Federal Appeals court declares Comcast can't be sued under Cable Act for keeping IP logs, because IP isn't *proper* cable.
- Hand Over Your Keys, Says UK Government. Cheerio, says UK Finance Sector
New UK guidelines that could compel private keys to be handed over to the law are "hitting the reputation of the UK financial services industry and discouraging investment in the UK." Hello, Switzerland!