minilinks for 2008-04-09
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
April 10, 2008
- DoD Collaborating with FBI to Gain Access to Individuals' Data
The ACLU says the US Military is using the FBI to skirt
legal restrictions on domestic surveillance.
- "Fusion Centers" Compile Data on Individuals
States are operating their own intelligence centers to
track citizens and analyze data. (Log-in may be required.)
- Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Wiretapping
...but were afraid to ask.
- The Backstory on Surveillance
The National Journal tells the story of past wiretapping
battles that set the stage for today's FISA fights.
- Patents vs. Free Speech
The ACLU has waded into the battles over patent law,
arguing that patents on abstract ideas violate the First
- Do Lecture Notes Infringe Prof's Copyright?
A professor argues in court that sales of student notes to
his classes are infringement.
- Filesharing: To Fight or Accommodate?
Both music and movie industries are looking into ways to
monetize rather than crack down on filesharing.
- Nonprofit Solution to Municipal Wi-Fi?
Internet Archive founder (and EFF board member) Brewster
Kahle is bringing free wi-fi to poor communities.
- MP3s Stored Online to Remain Private
A judge ruled that EMI could not gain access to MP3 files
stored on a music locker service.
- Boring Home Wants Off Street View
Aaron and Christine Boring are suing Google over Street
View's invasion of their privacy.