miniLinks for 2007-01-30
MiniLinks by Danny O'Brien
January 30, 2007
- DMCA for China?
A new copyright law would make it an offense in China to
"break encryption set by copyright owners."
- AACS to Pursue DRM Circumventors
Says it will use "both technical and legal measures." So,
will they be suing their own members for leaving the title
keys in the clear?
- Vista's New DRM Crumbles
Alex Ionescu bypasses the driver-signing requirement for
playing Vista premium content. This would mean that you
could play HD movies using open source hardware, except
that Alex is cagey about publishing with the DMCA hanging
over his head.
- Vista's Fine Print
Michael Geist on the legal agreements buried in Microsoft
- We've Got a Warrant Now, Can You Leave Us Alone?
The government seeks to dismiss the ACLU's NSA spying
program lawsuit after obtaining a secret order from a
- Gonzalez Claims Constitution Has Fine Print
It doesn't grant habeas corpus, he says, in defiance of the
- Hillary Clinton on Privacy
Wants to introduce an EU-style data protection bill and
suggests that dragnet surveillance might be conducted in an
- Pontiac Donates to EFF?
Detroit's local newspaper covers a strange twist to a
Pontiac Second Life experiment.
- Diebold Shows How to Make Your Own Voting Machine Key
Diebold's pictures of replacement e-voting keys are
sufficient to construct them yourself.
- Publishers Plan Dirty Tactics Against Open Science
PR's "pit bull" gives his ideas for fighting the free
dissemination of scientific works.