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Attention Returns to Orphan Works

An "orphan work" is something currently protected by copyright, but whose owner can't be found even with diligent searching. Currently, if someone wants to make a copy of an orphan work (say, for archiving or republication), or use it to create a derivative work (like a compilation or montage...

Campus Lawsuits Against P2P != Stopping File Sharing

The NPD Group's latest music stats provide yet another reason that the RIAA's war on college students is misguided: "The 'social' ripping and burning of CDs among friends ? which takes place offline and almost entirely out of reach of industry policing efforts ? accounted for 37 percent of all...

Google CEO: We Want All Your Personal Information

Google can already collect and store a staggering amount of personal information - search queries, email records, copies of hard drives' contents, personal calendars, and much more. Collecting these records alone can paint a vivid picture of a user's most private interests and concerns, but apparently Google's just getting started...

Major League Baseball Rattles Sabre at Slingbox

We've all heard about the Slingbox, the innovative product that lets you enjoy the TV you've paid for from where ever you might be. Well, here's what Michael Mellis, senior VP and general counsel for Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), had to say about the Slingbox in this...

Worrying Developments in the Keith Henson Case

We've been watching with concern the latest turns in the long-running battle between Keith Henson and the Church of Scientology, arising in part due to online criticism of the Scientologists by Henson and others on the alt.religion.scientology newsgroup. As it stands now, Henson, an engineer, programmer and long time Church...

House Intel Committee to Investigate NSA Spying

Today, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes announced [PDF] plans for hearings on the NSA spying program. Investigations of this still-shadowy surveillance are long overdue, and we're hopeful that this is only the beginning of vigorous Congressional oversight. In particular, Reyes' stated intention to dig into the telecommunications companies...

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