minilinks for 2008-10-15
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
October 14, 2008
- NSA Spying Overseas: Legal or Not?
Marty Lederman asks whether NSA spying on Americans abroad — as described by new whistleblowers — is a violation of FISA or the 4th Amendment.
- Savage Sued for Takedown
Stanford's Fair Use Project says the radio host sent a bogus takedown notice to YouTube.
- Police Put Activists on Terror List
Maryland police illegally entered the names of law-abiding political activists into federal databases that track terrorism.
- Flash Cookies: The Silent Privacy Killer
Cookies stored with the Macromedia Flash Player aren't controlled by the browser. Here's how to delete them.
- Use Skype -- Go Directly To A Chinese Prison
Michael Robertson has some questions for eBay and TOM-Skype and a plugin for the security features of Gizmo5.
- Bush Signs Two Online Predator Bills Into Law
The "Kids Act of 2008" requires registered sex offenders to provide their Internet information to registries and the "Protect Our Children Act of 2008" requires the Justice Department to create a new task force to track predators.
- Is the Palin E-Mail Hack Indictment Legally Flawed?
Orin Kerr asks whether the felony charge against the hacker who broke into Sarah Palin's email account is legally sound.
- Will Your ISP Stand Up for Your Free Speech Rights?
Your choice of ISP can make a big difference in whether your legitimate speech is protected in the face of legal threats.
- Lessig on Art, Commerce, and the Hybrid Economy
Lawrence Lessig says digital technology has made it easy to create new works from existing art, but copyright law has yet to catch up.
- A Game Designer & CEO on the Evils of DRM
Three Rings' David James explains why using DRM in game design is like beating your customers with a rusty pipe.