miniLinks for 2007-02-13
MiniLinks by Danny O'Brien
February 13, 2007
- Data Retention Bill Resurfaces in Congress
Europe's data-hoarding regulations slide west.
- EMI Considers Dropping DRM
If true, Steve Jobs may get his dream.
- Warner: Dropping DRM Is "Without Logic or Merit"
The majors remain stubbornly attached to the DRM status
- DVD Jon's Thoughts On Jobs' DRM Memo
DVD Jon takes a closer look at Steve Job's anti-DRM
- Internet Speakeasies Bypass Chinese Cyber-Cafe Ban
Chinese youth interpret prohibition as damage and route
- Skype Snoops Your BIOS as Part of DRM License Enforcement
"It is quite normal to look at indicators that uniquely
identify the platform." Not when you're using a supposedly
secure VoIP program, it's not.
- File Sharing Has Negligible Effect on Album Sales
The lifestyles of German uploaders ingeniously used to
examine the buying patterns of U.S. file-sharers in this
Journal of Political Economy paper.
- Tor: When Network Administrators Come Knocking
A professor stands his ground for Internet anonymity.
- The Worst Consumer Privacy Infringers
A Bottom Ten of companies with the worst privacy policies.
- Captain Copyright Says Goodbye
Vanquished with radioactive controversium.
- Dancing Your Rights Away
A New York choreographer sends DMCA takedowns over the
- Towards Better International IP Laws
Coalition launches, invites participation in Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
Dynamic Coalition on Access to Knowledge and Freedom of Expression.