miniLinks for 2009-06-19
MiniLinks by Richard Esguerra
June 19, 2009
- REAL ID Revival Bill Is Another Attempt at a National ID
A new "PASS ID" bill seeks to create a privacy-invasive national ID, just like its antecedent, REAL ID.
- IP Colloquium Podcast Tackles Patent Damages Reform
UCLA Law Professor Doug Lichtman and his guests explore the contentious issues around patent reform, including the difficulty of calculating damages and considering the many possible reforms.
- Copyright in the Rye
J.D. Salinger has filed a copyright infringement complaint against the writer of a novel attempting to chronicle the later years of a character from "The Catcher in the Rye."
- SF-area IT Director Lends Support for Protest in Iran
A principled technologist becomes a hub of information about proxy servers, helping Iranian protesters bypass government censorship.
- Librarians Fear Lack of Competition in Google Book Search Deal
Librarians are concerned about price hikes should Google develop a monopoly on the scanning of orphan works.