minilinks for 2008-31-07
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
July 31, 2008
- Kansas Sentator Outraged by Chinese Spying
Senator Brownback objects to dragnet surveillance — when it is done by other countries.
- Networks Sue Redlasso
Fox and NBC made good on a threat to sue Redlasso, the popular service that allows users to clip and post TV shows.
- Is the Air Force Immune to DMCA Suits?
A DMCA suit against the US Air Force alleging copyright infringement and anti-circumvention violations was thrown out of federal court on the basis of "sovereign immunity."
- Pelosi's Revisionist FISA History
The Speaker's version of events somehow overlooks her own cooperation in giving the President unprecedented spying powers.
- Bill to Ban Kids from Using Facebook in Libraries
An Illinois Republican has submitted a bill that would ban children from using Facebook and other social networking tools on public library computers.
- ACTA: Canadian Public Left Out of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Talks
Michael Geist reports on the secret ACTA talks, and the Canadian government's "insider" group of government departments and industry lobbyists with special access to treaty discussions.
- The Ultimate Guide to Internet Law
A great resource for summaries of court decisions in the growing field of Internet law.
- How the MPAA Wants to Break Your TV (Again)
Public Knowledge has produced this nifty video explaining the problem with Selectable Output Controls.
- Location Monitors: Fun for the Whole Family!
Sprint's Family Locator lets parents keep track of their kids' location using cell phones.