miniLinks for 2006-11-29
MiniLinks by Danny O'Brien
November 29, 2006
- Justice Department Watchdog to Probe its Role in Warrantless Surveillance
"After conducting initial inquiries into the program, we
have decided to open a program review that will examine the
department's controls and use of information related to the
- Browser Caches Aren't Possession, Says Ninth Circuit
If you don't know an image is there, you can't possess it.
- Second Life, Copybot, and the Takedown Gun
Ed Felten proposes a unique solution to copying problems in
the virtual world: a gun that shoots law, not bullets.
- Europe's Privacy Czars Rule Against SWIFT
The Belgian financial clearinghouse should not have
responded to US requests to hand over financial data.
- Will Executive Hubris Lead to Problems for DoJ in Court?
VP Cheney makes remarkably broad arguments to Federalist
Society about wartime powers.
- Copyright Levies Changing Across World
Europe is rethinking the idea of blanket levies on media.
- Newsweek on the Anti-DRM Movement
"In six years of tracking piracy, we've never seen a
statistical difference in piracy of a popular song that was
released without DRM and a popular song that was released
with DRM," says Eric Garland, CEO of the market research