minilinks for 2008-09-18
September 18, 2008
- New Bill Would Tighten Rules for Laptop Searches
The Border Search Accountability Act would place limits on the governments ability to seize and search computers at the border.
- RIAA, MPAA Resume Lobbying on Copyright Law
The recording industry and the motion picture industry are pushing the latest version of the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act.
- Obama v. McCain on Tech Policy
Tim Wu compares the positions of the main candidates for president on
technology and the Internet.
- Virginia Supreme Court: Spam Is Protected Speech
A law banning anonymous mass emails was struck down as unconstitutional.
- YouTube Bans Terror Videos
Terrorist training films and films that incite violence will be taken down as soon as they are identified.
- UK Cops Expand Car Surveillance
Ubiquitous surveillance cameras will enable UK police to log every car journey, raising privacy concerns from civil libertarians.
- Hollywood's New DRM — Lipstick On a Pig?
The motion picture industry is developing new copy protection that aims to allow some interoperability and loosens controls within the personal domain.
- Spies Turn to Wikipedia
US News and World Report claims the intelligence community is beginning to use "open source" material — meaning "unclassified" — in their reports.
- Copyright's Paradox
BoingBoing reviews Neil Natenel's new book on the intersection between free speech and copyright.
- Book Review: Intellectual Property and Open Source
A review of Van Lindberg's new guide to US IP law for open source coders.