minilinks for 2009-02-05
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
February 5, 2009
- Google Executives Face Jail Time for Italian Video
Italian prosecutors are holding Google executives accountable for the posting of an objectionable video.
- AP Alleges Copyright Infringement Over Obama Image
The Associated Press says artist Shepard Fairey's remix of an AP photo is copyright infringement -- but Stanford's Fair Use project thinks otherwise.
- "Managed" Copies?
New software enables users to make copies from DVDs -- but manages those copies with DRM.
- Is the NSA Building HAL?
James Bamford says the NSA is building a system that answers questions.
- Digital Pirates Winning the Battle With Studios
With unauthorized downloads becoming mainstream, the film industry is facing its "Napster moment."
- Book Ripper
A new product makes scanning books easier than ever.
- Comcast Targets Innocent Customer
Comcast says it is willing to cut off customers for copyright violations -- but their track record so far indicates they can't make accurate identifications.
- Data Breaches Are Up
A recent survey found a steep increase in the number of data breaches in 2008.
- GOP.gov Gets Overhaul
The new GOP.gov site makes some improvements — but follows WhiteHouse.gov in the use of privacy-leaking embedded YouTube videos.
- Funeral for Analog TV
Author Bruce Sterling and others will be mourning the end of the Analog Television Signal.