minilinks for 2009-05-08
MiniLinks by Richard Esguerra
June 8, 2009
- Craigslist Censorship Causes Uptick for Newspapers
After Craigslist stopped accepting erotic ads due to pressure from law enforcement, newspapers are reporting significant gains in adult classified ad sales.
- Travel Documents Now Required to Exit U.S.
Federal regulations effective June 1, 2009 require government-issued travel documents, frequently featuring RFIDs, for exit as well as entry to the U.S.
- Cybersecurity Plans Could Threaten Anonymity
"Identity Management" plans suggested by Obama echo a long history of efforts to curb flexibility of identity online.
- Government Sides with Remote DVR Providers
The Solicitor General advised the Supreme Court to avoid taking up a case in which remote digital video recording (DVR) services were likened to traditional DVR set-top boxes.
- Driving with DVDs is Not a Crime
A man was arrested for having "bootleg" DVDs after being pulled over on the basis of other suspicions.
- RIAA v. Jammie Thomas, Redux
Both parties are expected to continue arguing over allegations of illegal file sharing and the constitutionality of massive statutory damages for copyright infringement in an upcoming trial.
- Alleged Severed "Secret Network" Line Elicited Swift Government Response
Serious underground construction in Washington D.C. reminds developers of a wire-cutting episode in 2000 that led to swift attention from a half-dozen men in suits.