minilinks for 2008-06-18
June 18, 2008
- Selectable Output Control (SOC) for Video Content: It's All About Control
Jon Healy explains that the MPAA's petition to the FCC is really about gaining control over the next generation of video technology.
- Counter Spy Act -- Pro-Privacy or Anti-Piracy?
A new bill in the Senate is designed to fight spyware -- but Ed Foster says it provides a loophole for software makers who would like the ability to remotely disable software that is suspected of being pirated.
- Google to Develop ISP Throttling Detector
The Internet giant wants to provide users with tools to detect whether ISP service is being tampered with.
Verizon has confirmed that it is shutting down some Usenet discussion areas, including the popular alt.* groups.
- Mod Chips Found Legal In The UK
A UK court has ruled that mod chips are legal, and do not circumvent copy protection.
- Olympic Visitors Data at Risk
National security agencies are warning that Chinese agents may be planning to steal secrets by hacking digital devices.
- Wiretap Ruling Dies Slow Death
If Congress passes immunity for the telecoms, a ruling from 9th Circuit Court Judge Walker may never see the light of day.
- How the US Got Its Canadian Copyright Bill
Michael Geist details the intense pressure brought by US officials on the Canadian parliament to pass a bill modeled on the US DMCA.
- Copyright Criminal Mugshots
Join the fight against the Canadian DMCA by uploading your mugshot to OpenSourceCinema.org.