minilinks for 2009-05-22
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
May 22, 2009
- The FCC's Warrantless Searches
Wired's Threat Level reports that the FCC claims the right to enter and inspect any wireless device.
- IBM Unveils Real-Time Datamining Software
The new software does "stream processing," allowing researchers to combine data from various sources to find patterns.
- Protect Newspapers — By Destroying the Internet?
A recent Washington Post opinion piece argued that the searching and indexing of newspaper articles amounts to copyright infringement. Art Brodsky begs to differ.
- Microsoft, Linux Gang Up Contract Guidelines
Microsoft and Linux are on the same side for once, united in their opposition to guidelines from the American Law Institute (ALI).
- Two New Judges Appointed to FISA Court
Judge Thomas Hogan and Judge Susan Webber Wright will be joining the secret court.
- Logjam at the Copyright Office
You might think online application forms would speed things up, but not at the U.S. Copyright Office.
- Read the Bill
House Minority Leader John Boehner supports the idea of posting legislation online for a mandatory 72-hour review period, a plan promoted by the Sunlight Foundation.
- Privacy Camp
It's an "unconference" about privacy and government policy, scheduled for June 20, 2009.