miniLinks for 2007-03-21
MiniLinks by Danny O'Brien
March 21, 2007
- Deutsche Telecom Ditches DRM
Musicload, its European music download site says it is in
negotiations to develop alternatives to copy restrictions
because a whopping 75% of user complaints come from DRM!
- Lessig: "Make Way for Copyright Chaos"
Is the judiciary taking too central a role in copyright
- The Case Against YouTube, by a Viacom Lawyer
"And, above all, copyright law can welcome only those with
pure motives," says a lawyer for the infamously pure
- Is the Internet Killing the Piracy Business?
Physical pirates suffer challenges to their business model
from non-commercial infringers.
- FBI Had Phone Contracts With AT&T, Verizon and MCI
FBI paid the telcos to harvest phone records from American
- Europe's Broadcast Flag: Will it Get Government Support?
Ars Technica analyzes our report on copy controls in the
European digital video standards.
- Data Retention Begins its Feature Creep
UK plans to check stored phone records after accidents to
detect illegal cell phone use while driving.
- Asus Puts the "Analog Hole" to Good Use
Its new sound-card will play PC sound internally, and re-
record it instantaneously.
- Sony Exec: DRM Should Be "Invisible"
Like the rootkit was invisible to its unsuspecting hosts?
- The Smart Card Alliance Thinks Privacy Is Bunk
"Privacy concerns are all perception and hype and no
substance," says spokesman in response to REAL ID worries.
Nice to see industry taking the problems so seriously.
- Consumer Electronics Association: DRM Is Not the Answer
The CEA's Gary Shapiro tells SXSW that "innovation is a
tide that raises all boats."